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AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

February 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

American Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Workforce Survey 2018

February 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.

Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

How to avoid, manage bed bugs at your facility

February 2, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

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.

Engagement is an essential part of the solution to the workforce shortage

December 21, 2017  |  Michael Flora
Perspectives

Not being able to meet the demand for behavioral health services is one thing, but the workforce crisis is further exacerbated by high turnover rates as employees take advantage of a competitive job market.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

How sexual harassment affects patients, clinicians and leaders

December 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Behavioral health leaders might be seeing new demand for treatment of stress disorders related to sexual harassment. They should be equally concerned about harassment policies in their own organizations.

Behavioral health providers shorted by insurers

November 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Study finds physical healthcare providers being paid 20% more than mental health/addiction treatment providers on similar claims, raising questions over parity compliance.

Integrated care: a beloved platitude

November 28, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.

Cardinal Health announces four-part opioid initiative

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The drug distributor will help four states by purchasing naloxone for law enforcement, increasing support for take back programs and prevention efforts, and partnering with Brown University to share relevant medical school curricula.

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