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  • Managing the Business of Helping: Overcoming the Myths of Outcomes Management

    John S. Lyons, Ph.D. has 35 years of experience in the pursuit, approach and implementation of outcomes management. Over the course of these experiences, Dr. Lyons has learned that many of the ideas about the nature of behavioral health intervention outcomes, though widely seen as truths, are incorrect. These false beliefs are referred to as the “myths of outcomes management.”

  • Two More Years, Too Many Beds? Competition is More Real Than Ever in Treatment Center Marketing

    Defining the true scope and scale of the addiction treatment market for executives and operators as a healthcare sector service industry is much more difficult than many would have you believe. Government statistics on substance abuse trends do not account for ability to pay for treatment, and the epidemic nature of the disease of addiction is based on total population without segmenting for those seeking help at any given moment in time.

  • Simplifying Behavioral Health: Integration Myths & Tales From The Real World

    With the passage of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, primary care physicians, behavioral health agencies, and others can expect provisions that will strengthen leadership and accountability for federal mental health programs, increased flexibility for states and communities to improve mental health care, and increased access to mental health care, including for at-risk populations.

  • CCBHC and Technology: Building a Technology Plan for the 6+1 Program Requirements

    Understanding technology’s essential role in capturing and demonstrating each program improvement.
    The vision of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration Program is to:

    • Improve overall health by bolstering community-based mental health and addiction treatment
    • Advance care to the next stage of integration with physical health care
    • Assimilate and utilize evidence-based practices on a consistent basis.
  • Navigating MACRA MIPS: 6 Tips to Succeed with MIPS

    The key to success in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for 2017 is to just do something! Medicare is making it easy to start transitioning from volume- to value-based care. More participation means greater rewards.

  • When is the Absolutely, Positively, Strategically Best Time to Sell Your Addictions Company?

    Yes, Virginia.  There is a Santa Clause.  And there really is a “best time to sell” your substance abuse treatment company. 

    Having witnessed both the “hit” and “miss” plays over more than 18 years and 270 transactions, The Braff Group can say without any reservation that more value is lost in getting the timing wrong than in any other single variable that contributes to value.