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IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

Prescription drug misuse impacting workplaces

March 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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More than seven out of 10 employers surveyed say their workplaces have been impacted by the misuse of prescription drugs, according to the National Safety Council.

NAATP considers marijuana in policy statement

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

Simple Recovery sees in-network status as sustainability strategy

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The national conversation about addiction is changing, and as more people seek treatment, managed care organizations will likely give providers a closer look—especially the out-of-network providers that are submitting high-priced claims.

Constellations adds Hanbleceya Recovery Network to portfolio

March 7, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Constellations Behavioral Health has announced the addition of Hanbleceya Recovery Network to its portfolio of behavioral healthcare programs, joining Alta Mira in Sausalito, Calif., and Bridges to Recovery in Los Angeles.

Network adequacy echoes parity laws

March 6, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
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One of the reasons for network inadequacy is that many mental health providers feel the reimbursement rates being offered by insurers are too low, and they’d rather not accept insurance.

Ethics Survey: Behavioral health leaders examine industry conduct

March 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s difficult to quantify the prevalence of unethical practices in behavioral health, but most agree it's more a case of criminal enterprise than treatment centers gone bad. See the survey results with expert analysis.

Ethics Survey: Black hat marketing baffles the best providers

March 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Rosecrance Health Network found out even the most established treatment center organization can be the target of sneaky maneuvers by "black hat" marketers.

HealthEast, UHS collaborate on expansion in Minnesota

February 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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HealthEast and Universal Health Services have announced a collaboration on expansion of HealthEast’s inpatient mental health services in the East Metro area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., region.

What Works: Centerstone improves outcomes through health home model

February 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Integrating behavioral health and primary care has helped Centerstone coordinate services and provide better outcomes for patients.

How to manage bad debt

February 14, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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With more patients covered under high-deductible plans or Medicaid managed care plans, the new payer mix has shifted more of the burden for payment onto the patient and collection onto the provider.

10 ways private equity investors evaluate addiction treatment centers

February 13, 2017  |  Ron Lebow and Kelly M. Hagemann
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The first priority for an equity investor is to perform the diligence necessary to uncover problem areas and ensure a return on investment.

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