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Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

It’s the best of times in behavioral health…maybe

May 3, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Positive developments that bring new business opportunities also warrant cautionary tales for treatment center operators.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

Evans named CEO of Sound Mental Health

April 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Seattle-based Sound Mental Health announced today that Patrick C. Evans has been selected as its new CEO, beginning June 13. He replaces David Stone, who announced his retirement after 26 years of service as CEO.  

Here’s why your claims are being rejected

April 1, 2016  |  Lisette Wright

Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.

What Works: Cloud computing

April 1, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Maintaining patient records on a cloud-based platform helped Creative Treatment Options resume daily operations quickly after a devastating fire destroyed its facility.

Use the power of data in digital marketing

March 23, 2016  |  Melanie Haber and Ruchi Sanghani

Data can enhance the quality of digital marketing campaigns to increase conversions. Consider these three easy tips to get started.

Allscripts and Netsmart combine forces

March 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and private investment firm GI Partners announced the acquisition of Netsmart in a joint venture that creates a company with $250 million in annual revenue.

Health IT investment trend continues

March 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Investment in health IT companies continues to grow. The trend indicates opportunities for mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic partnerships.

Mobilize mHealth in behavioral healthcare

March 18, 2016  |  Tom Doub

As an industry, behavioral health must get ahead of the trend and integrate mHealth technologies into practice sooner rather than later to fully leverage their potential.

NatCon16: Improve outcomes with symptom severity measurements

March 8, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Experts at NatCon 2016 said symptom severity measurements can fine-tune individual treatment, act as a linkage throughout a patient’s entire treatment plan into recovery, and provide important patient data.

CMS initiative to improve connectivity for behavioral health

March 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi

CMS announced it will permit states to request the 90% enhanced matching funds to help more Medicaid providers, such as long-term care, behavioral health providers and substance abuse treatment centers, connect to a health information exchange.


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