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Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

National Council adds new leadership

March 27, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The National Council for Behavioral Health will introduce its first medical director, Joseph Parks, MD, and its recently named vice president of addictions and recovery, Tom  Hill, at its annual conference in Seattle in April.

New Vista acquires Avalon Malibu

March 23, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Avalon Malibu deal now adds a third brand to the New Vista Behavioral Health portfolio.

IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

Did Obamacare save your life?

March 17, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Many people have come forth to reveal that the Affordable Care Act saved their lives. All of this has raised questions about the early death of persons with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development and disability conditions.

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.

Simple Recovery sees in-network status as sustainability strategy

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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.

Jury sides with employee in Passages Malibu termination case

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

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $1.8 million to a Passages Malibu employee in a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Constellations adds Hanbleceya Recovery Network to portfolio

March 7, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

3 ways to combat negative reviews

March 7, 2017  |  Ruchi Dhami
Perspectives

While consumer reviews can be your greatest strength, the truth is, there are elements that remain out of a business's control. Here are three things you can do to manage reviews.

CPI acquires Assurance in Arizona

March 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Community Partners has acquired Assurance Health and Wellness, which provides integrated primary medical care combined with mental health services.

Open your eyes to ethical issues

March 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

For the future, one of the most pressing questions to ask will be how industry leaders might separate malice from ignorance.