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Low clinician pay leaves rural areas underserved

April 25, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Mental health professionals in rural northeast Indiana say their region has a shortage of qualified clinicians because of low wages and limited opportunities for professional growth.

ASAM designs MAT payment model

April 24, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment alternative payment model would desegregate payments for medical, psychological and social support services for OUD treatment.

Seize the golden moment of opportunity

April 18, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD

Providers must seize the opportunity in the precise moment individuals with SUD or addiction are willing to get treatment.

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

Google institutes treatment center background checks

April 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A new certification process for online advertising will require treatment centers to reveal their facility locations, clinical competencies, website ownership and more.

Blackstone acquires large autism network

April 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Private equity investor Blackstone is set to acquire the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, which offers behavioral therapy in 32 states with 192 locations.

Growth for Acadia continues

April 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Behavioral healthcare provider Acadia announced the opening of a residential treatment center in Virginia, with three inpatient facilities in other states coming later this year.

Clearview Capital invests in new OTP platform

April 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Clearview Capital Fund III has acquired Community Medical Services Holdings, an opioid treatment program headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The deal adds 14 treatment centers to the portfolio.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Cigna nets 25% opioid reduction

March 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

After announcing in May 2016 a goal to reduce opioid use among customers by 25%, Cigna has reached the mark a year ahead of its targeted date.

Autism treatment market provides opportunities for behavioral healthcare executives

March 26, 2018  |  Mitch Davidson

Impressive growth is occurring in the autism market, which creates opportunities for behavioral healthcare executives to address the complex needs and challenges of a market experiencing massive growth and to lead the industry into maturity.


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