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The least you need to know about the Senate healthcare bill

June 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Whether the Senate version of health reform policy that was released as a draft today is a viable option will be decided by Congress as early as next week. Here is the least you need to know.

'Heartless' Senate bill slashes Medicaid, offers $2 billion in opioid funds

June 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Trump said the Senate bill should have more “heart,” but industry experts reviewing the draft after its release today don’t believe it contains any heart at all. For one, the bill would end Medicaid expansion in 2020.

Insurers not providing sufficient evidence of parity act compliance

June 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recently analysis finds insurers are not providing consumers or state regulators with adequate documentation about their plans’ mental health and addiction treatment benefits.

Christian addiction treatment center opens in Atlanta

June 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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RiverMend Health has announced the opening of Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center, a treatment facility that incorporates Christian principles into treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

AAC and union reach agreement in NJ

June 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Union employees at Sunrise House voted in favor of a contract agreement, which includes new security features, pay raises and increased staffing.

Sovereign: Federal agents acted in interest of insurance giants during ‘ridiculous’ raid

June 16, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health believes that federal agents were “acting in the interests of privately-held insurance giants," calling Tuesday's raid "Mickey Mouse" and "ridiculous."

CleanSlate portfolio grows with demand for MAT

June 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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CleanSlate's growth is driven by an emerging demand for medication-assisted treatment services as well as market opportunity. With backing from growth-equity fund Apple Tree Partners, the organization is primarily expanding through new center openings.

Opioid-related treatment approaches vary by region

June 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Data released this week by not-for-profit FAIR Health shows significant variation in treatment approaches for opioid-related diagnoses by location.

Federal agents search Sovereign Health

June 14, 2017  |  BHE Staff
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On Tuesday, federal officials executed search warrants at several California treatment centers operated by Sovereign Health as well as its San Clemente office.

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The Smile: Trading lives for premium rebates and tax reductions

June 22, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

On Thursday, the Senate released its healthcare bill. The shroud hiding the underlying calculus has disappeared like the smiling Cheshire cat of yore. All that remains is the smile.

The least you need to know about the Senate healthcare bill

June 22, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Whether the Senate version of health reform policy that was released as a draft today is a viable option will be decided by Congress as early as next week. Here is the least you need to know.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

Interjurisdictional telebehavioral practice is on the horizon

June 14, 2017     Marlene Maheu

Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.