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Agenda calls for action to fix mental health system

December 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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According to a report to Congress from the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, today’s fragmented system must revolutionize and begin to offer coordinated, whole-person care.

A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.

DEA operation flags 26 potentially rogue pharmacies

December 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An operation conducted by the DEA’s Los Angeles field division has identified 26 pharmacies in southern California, Hawaii and Nevada that are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Advanced Recovery Systems goes in-network with Florida Blue

December 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida becomes third insurer to select Advanced Recovery Systems’ three Florida facilities as in-network treatment providers. 

Bringing self-determination to our services

December 4, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Self-determination is a powerful and transformational bridging concept. It has great potency to promote personal recovery and independence for large numbers of behavioral healthcare and intellectual development or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) clients. ...

Behavioral health providers shorted by insurers

November 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Study finds physical healthcare providers being paid 20% more than mental health/addiction treatment providers on similar claims, raising questions over parity compliance.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Massachusetts governor unveils $110 million opioid bill

November 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has introduced legislation designed to improve addiction treatment standards and allow doctors to commit unwilling patients to 72 hours in a treatment facility.

Big Pharma, big lawsuits

November 22, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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The claimants in most of the pharma lawsuits want to see an end to what they characterize as aggressive and misleading opioid marketing as well as help in shouldering the enormous cost to states, counties and cities now dealing with overdose deaths.

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide information on treatment options and resources to Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD.

Urgent care centers for behavioral health outreach and care activation now emerging

November 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Incarceration of those with mental health, substance use, and, more recently, ID/DD conditions has grown dramatically during the past decade. Tonight, just a few days before Thanksgiving, our city and county jails will house about 731,000 persons.

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