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Competition seeks tech-based solutions for opioid epidemic

October 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge seeks scientific approaches and tech-based solutions for addressing substance use disorders.

How emotional health and physical health alarms differ

October 19, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

The power of digital tools in emotional health should motivate and energize clinical/business leaders to validate this exciting opportunity for health improvement and business innovation.

Opioid crisis made worse by big-money influence and DEA disablement

October 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Those who are working tirelessly to address the opioid crisis were disheartened by a recent report that describes how profitable drug distributors influenced a policy that reduced the DEA’s ability to stop diversion.

How to determine your cost per acquisition and why it matters to rehab marketers

October 16, 2017  |  Gerald Ong
Perspectives

Measuring lead generation is a necessary—and often a forgotten—step in evaluating the rate at which individuals reach your rehab facility through its digital marketing materials.

Medicare places few restrictions on opioid prescribing

October 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by researchers at Yale University shows one-third of opioid medications were prescribed with no limitations from Medicare plans.

Is Medicare 'reform' just a ploy to privatize?

October 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Recent discussions by members of Congress and the Trump administration again have raised the specter of Medicare “reform." Although they lack key details, these talks seem to have two consistent threads: a private locus for program operations and a variable...

Integrity House sees hospital role as timely in fighting opioid crisis

October 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Integrity House has partnered with a community behavioral health organization and a medical school to assume operations of a major county-owned hospital in New Jersey

Summit BHC announces deal with new investors

October 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Summit BHC on Wednesday announced an agreement with private equity investors Lee Equity Partners and FFL Partners to acquire a controlling interest in the company from Flexpoint Ford and other investors.

Halifax Group invests in Delphi Behavioral Health

October 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Delphi Behavioral Health Group has completed a recapitalization with private investment firm the Halifax Group.

Medicare embraces chronic care management and creates opportunities for behavioral health providers

October 9, 2017  |  Charlie Hutchinson
Perspectives

While behavioral health providers now have a greater opportunity to be involved in a patient’s collaborative care, it’s the responsibility of the providers themselves to ensure they are set up for success in these situations.

Blogs

Should our staff have spa days?

October 16, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Given the enormous stress of working in disaster relief and the compassion fatigue that can ensue, couldn’t taking care of the caregivers actually help in the long run?

Administration actions could wreck state insurance marketplaces

October 14, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

The year 2017 has been like no other. In less than six months, the Congress confronted us with four terrible health reform bills. Miraculously, all of these have failed.

Is Medicare 'reform' just a ploy to privatize?

October 12, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Recent discussions by members of Congress and the Trump administration again have raised the specter of Medicare “reform." Although they lack key details, these talks seem to have two consistent threads: a private locus for program operations and a variable insurance benefit structure. 

Shocked into action to defeat Graham-Cassidy

September 22, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The Avalere estimate indicates Graham-Cassidy would take $4.2 trillion out of health by 2036. Virtually all states would experience dramatic federal funding reductions due the progressive, negative impact of the Medicaid per capita caps starting in 2020 and the end of the ACA block grants in...