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The alphabet soup of hiring foreign physicians

June 1, 2006  |  ALEXANDER R. CASTRODALE, ESQ
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In response to the worsening shortage of qualified physicians in the United States (especially mental healthcare providers such as psychiatrists),

Does treatment 'pay for itself'?

May 1, 2006  |  SUSAN L. ETTNER, PhD
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One of the greatest challenges in the field of substance abuse is not developing the technology to treat alcohol and drug addictions but identifying

Driven to improve

May 1, 2006  |  GARY A. ENOS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
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Whether an addiction treatment center operates under the constant eye of payers and regulators or blazes an independent trail, the drive to improve

Operator assistance with process improvement

May 1, 2006  |  MAUREEN FITZGERALD
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In 2004, an estimated 23.4 million Americans age 12 and older were classified with dependence on or abuse of either alcohol or illicit drugs. In the

THE HAIR COLOR TEST

May 1, 2006  |  Douglas J. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief
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This year's National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare annual conference in Orlando in April was an exciting event. Attendance appeared

MOVING RECOVERY INTO THE CLASSROOM

May 1, 2006  |  LORI ASHCRAFT, PhD, WILLIAM A. ANTHONY, PhD, and ELLEN DAYAN
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Until the development of the supported education concept (which helps people with psychiatric disabilities choose and achieve educational goals),1

Business not as usual

May 1, 2006  |  Monica E. Oss
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A surprising study released by America's Health Insurance Plans at the end of March found that the number of people enrolled in consumer-directed

What direction will consumers take?

May 1, 2006  |  MARK HAGLAND
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No one knows exactly how many consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are in the marketplace, nor the precise impact they will have in the next few

MARKETING SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION

May 1, 2006  |  PETER POLLARD
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Simply described, social marketing borrows strategies from soft drink, paper towel, and other consumer goods advertising to persuade people to

TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING LANGUAGE

April 1, 2006  |  Lori Ashcraft, PhD and William A. Anthony, PhD
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Many of us undoubtedly have thumbed through thousands of medical records and charts. In our more existential moments, we might have asked ourselves,

What's ahead for Medicaid

April 1, 2006  |  CHARLES INGOGLIA, MSW
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Governors, state legislators, members of Congress, providers, and healthcare advocates have used Medicaid to meet a variety of healthcare needs.

You have to run faster than the other guy

April 1, 2006  |  Monica E. Oss
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This winter Congress passed a $39.7 billion budget reconciliation bill that will reduce Medicaid spending by almost $5 billion over the next five

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