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NatCon17: U.S. health system lacks value

April 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The U.S. system splits consumers into narrow categories, and that fragmentation alone has led to a significant amount of waste, according to Uwe Reinhardt speaking at the National Council for Behavioral Health annual conference this week.

New Jersey progress could inspire national agenda

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

Governor Chris Christie is leading the White House commission's effort, and he has a long track record of driving treatment-focused solutions in New Jersey.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

House bill more about politics than policy

March 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

If the American Health Care Act passes the House, the Senate is unlikely to move it forward.

High risk pools could include behavioral health patients

March 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.

Parity groups seek best practices

March 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Pennsylvania was recently chosen to participate in a learning initiative launched under the Obama administration that provides states with practical support to help them enforce parity laws.

Behavioral health benefits shift with GOP plan

March 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

While Congress considers the American Health Care Act, many treatment center executives are wondering how the proposed legislation will ultimately affect their patients.

The House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act: What treatment centers need to know

March 10, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
Perspectives

For addiction treatment centers, several questions arise regarding the American Health Care Act and how it would change the healthcare system.

NAATP considers marijuana in policy statement

March 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.

Why join professional associations?

March 8, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

We are fighting for professional advancement and hoping that the world sees our work as psychotherapists as valuable. Yet I have some bad news. Hope is not a strategy.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night. Here’s the very least you need to know.

Nurturing self-management

March 3, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

First, we came to understand the key role played by personal health literacy. Then, we added health activation. Now, we are opening chapter three of this trinity—self-management. This often is referred to as self-direction in behavioral health.
 

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