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How to avoid, manage bed bugs at your facility

February 2, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
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Experts say remaining vigilant and proactive about bed bugs can make a world of difference for a problem that can easily get out of hand and become costly for residential providers.

RCA launches treatment programs for young adults

January 26, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The fast-paced programs will be available at two RCA inpatient facilities this month, with a rollout to other RCA locations throughout 2018.

Opioid emergency extended

January 22, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The national public health emergency declared by the president in response to the opioid crisis has been renewed for another 90 days, but it's uncertain whether the emergency has made a difference.

Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

N.Y. governor cracking down on patient brokering

January 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a campaign to raise awareness of patient brokering and provide a vehicle for reporting suspicious activity.

How healthcare changed during Trump’s first year in office

January 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Donald Trump spent much of his first year in office putting pressure on Congress to fast-track healthcare legislation. Here is a month-by-month timeline of the significant events of the Trump administration.

Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

January 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

Incorporating community into our model of well-being and illness

January 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Thirty-five years ago, we discovered that well-being and illness are not the two ends of a single continuum. But we now realize that this model is incomplete. To move forward, we need to add a third dimension: community, which unfortunately was neglected.

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

January 8, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
news

The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show.

BayMark buys 15 New England centers

January 8, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

BayMark Health Services has acquired 15 opioid treatment facilities from Health Care Resource Centers, located in three New England states. The transaction also includes a management deal.

UHS acquires three centers in Mississippi

January 3, 2018  | 
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Universal Health Services is acquiring three not-for-profit facilities in Mississippi, including a 109-bed inpatient center.

Best hopes for 2018

December 27, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The holidays emphasize what we all hold dear: our families, our friends, much gaiety, a shared dinner, gift exchanges, and camaraderie. These are the same values we want to emphasize in our behavioral health community.

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