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VA approves telehealth across state lines

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor, and Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule that allows providers to offer telehealth services to veterans in other states, waiving state provider licensing requirements.

Restore our core values in election '18

May 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

2018 elections will present an exceptional opportunity for us to change the course of our national government. Clearly, we want this new course to reflect our shared values rooted fundamentally in social justice and human concerns.


National Council toolkit sets recovery housing standards

May 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences have collaborated on a guide to help states create recovery housing certification programs.

Loneliness plagues half of U.S. adults

May 1, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A study released by Cigna shows nearly half of U.S. adults experience feelings of loneliness, which correlates with decreased overall health.

TCEM 18: Capitalize on new federal funds

April 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With new federal funding made available this year, treatment organizations can take advantage of $3.3 billion in grant programs earmarked for the opioid crisis.

Community: Problem source and solution beneficiary

April 26, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Clearly, we must continue or work on resiliency and recovery. But, we also must do much more. We want to foster communities in which members have good health and wellbeing, which are safe and secure, and which are prosperous.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

Calif. bill targets profiteering in addiction treatment, dialysis industries

March 29, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News

A California lawmaker is seeking to rein in addiction treatment centers and dialysis providers accused of profiteering off vulnerable patients by collecting millions of dollars in inflated medical claims.

NAPHS changes its name to reflect the continuum

March 23, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems at its annual meeting announced that the group is changing its name to the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare.


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