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Rosecrance earns Aetna Institute of Quality designation

June 12, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The private, not-for-profit provider has been added to the insurer’s directory of behavioral health organizations that meet standards for care and commitment to continuous improvement.  

If there is one suicide sign you shouldn’t ignore, this is it

June 12, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic

Improvements in depression or anxiety without an apparent, sound reason can signal internal struggle is still ongoing.

Transform our shock into action

June 12, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, combined with alarming new statistics on suicide rates in the U.S., show it is time to reassess our suicide prevention strategies.

Castlewood acquires five eating disorder treatment programs

June 11, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Castlewood Treatment Centers has expanded its portfolio of eating disorder treatment facilities by acquiring five locations in California from La Ventana Treatment Programs.

Center for Discovery opens eating disorder outpatient program

June 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Discovery South Bay Los Angeles will provide partial hospitalization, day treatment and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs for adolescents and adults.

Taking on our workforce crisis

June 7, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

No more important topic surrounds us than the crisis in the availability of well-trained providers. Our baby boomers are retiring, and too few millennials are joining us. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement could not come at a more...

Banyan acquires Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

June 6, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The acquisition Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, and its Seaside Palm Beach executive treatment rehab, is Banyan’s second such deal in 2018.

Advocacy group launches online directory

June 5, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction Policy Forum (APF) has launched its new Addiction Resource Center, which includes a directory of treatment providers listed by county.

Raids cause larger concern for MAT prescribers

May 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Some industry observers believe certain federal actions in the past few months have simply gone too far. In recent cases, agents executed search warrants on MAT providers with no clear rationale.

Why is compliance the heart of any behavioral health organization?

May 31, 2018  |  Maeve O’Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF

The lessons I have learned in my compliance leadership position have continued to reinforce the idea that as behavioral health professionals, we could all benefit from a heart-focused compliance and ethics program.

Tennessee bills regulate sober homes and marketing

May 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill allowing municipalities to require sober homes to post signage identifying their purpose, as well as a bill that cracks down on unscrupulous marketers.

Elements files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

May 25, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Elements Behavioral Health announced it is filing chapter 11 bankruptcy and will restructure the company. According to executives, all clinical programs will remain in place during the process.