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Policy calls for interoperable PDMPs

September 10, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

This week, the House reauthorized a program that provides SAMHSA grants to states to drive the use of prescription drug monitoring programs.

Your ‘Top 10’ ICD-10 codes

August 31, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With the countdown clock ticking away, here is a handy list of some codes you might want to have at your fingertips.

Clinicians track sleep cycles with wearable devices

August 28, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mountainside Treatment Center is now using wearable devices to help patients thwart insomnia and sleep deprivation issues.

American Psychiatric Association response

June 26, 2015  |  Saul Levin, MD, MPA

APA in response says doctors should rest assured that the DSM-5 is and will continue to be the guiding document.

Telehealth can be applied for substance use disorders

June 25, 2015  |  Marlene Maheu

Behavioral telehealth is considered by many to be the “next big thing.” Now is the time to get informed.

BREAKING: Virginia Medicaid abandons DSM-5

June 19, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

DSM-5 has been controversial. Most behavioral providers are accustomed to using it, but the industry continues to argue over whether it's the right tool.  

Projects aim to segment data for privacy

June 8, 2015  |  David Raths

Rather than wholesale data flow in big batches, individualized access controls are needed to make sure the patient’s consent travels with the data, in compliance with 42 CFR Part 2.

Smartphone apps offer support for SUD

May 1, 2015  |  David Raths

The ubiquitous smartphone can be another tool to enhance long-term recovery.

Elements buys coveted domain to create go-to site

April 29, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor

With the pricey domain name in hand, Elements plans to offer consumers a broader view of addiction.

Just how irrational is AA? Reaction to Glaser's article

April 8, 2015  |  Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D. LMHC, LCAC

Glaser attacks Alcoholics Anonymous as an ineffectual, nonscientific, outdated approach to alcohol treatment that has never-the-less managed to dominate the field.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: Our Industry’s Readiness

March 28, 2015  | 

There are many items to consider when prepping for the ICD-10 transition. Read about three of them.

Take the financial sting out of prior authorization

March 17, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare has hard data showing the billions providers can save by replacing paper transactions with electronic ones.


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