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The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Summit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino
article

The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

Fostering a full life for seniors

February 9, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.

Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.

Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

King County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.

How to avoid, manage bed bugs at your facility

February 2, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

Experts say remaining vigilant and proactive about bed bugs can make a world of difference for a problem that can easily get out of hand and become costly for residential providers.

Reimbursement to patients sidesteps providers

January 30, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

The practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and ultimately could create access issues.

Seaside expands in N.C. with Turning Point deal

January 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Seaside Healthcare has acquired Turning Point Family Services, adding another four locations to its operations in North Carolina.

Pharos Capital buys autism provider

January 26, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Pharos Capital Group, LLC announced its acquisition of Behavior Care Specialists, an autism treatment service provider based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.