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  • 4 Marketing Lies You Could Do Without

    Clinicians want to be able to focus on treating patients, administrators want to keep the facility running smoothly, and executives want to ensure the money and resources are being used wisely. Between all of this, there are marketing needs for addiction treatment centers and behavioral healthcare facilities.

  • Reversing Revenue Leakage: Opportunities in Behavioral Health Practices

    Where is your money going, and are you getting everything you have earned? According to the American Counseling Association, many behavioral healthcare practices are collecting less than 85% of what is owed to them from insurance organizations.

    Every business has lots of moving parts, and this can cause things to fall through the cracks. It’s an understandable problem and not always critical, but when you are losing revenue collection opportunities – up to 15 cents of every healthcare dollar – that turns directly into money lost for your organization.

  • 7 Must-Have Manager Qualities That Drive Employee Engagement

    One out of two people have left a job at some point because of their manager.

    Are your employees part of this statistic?

    Our profile of an effective health care manager can help ensure that you have the right people in leadership roles – the kind that foster engaged employees and drive the success of your organization.

    Not everyone has what it takes to be a manager in health care, but those that do are:

  • How to Select the Best EHR: The 2018 Guide for Behavioral Healthcare Executives

    Whether your behavioral health or human services organization is dealing with the requirements of data integration, right-sized utilization, multiple payment models, increased complexity in reporting, or other changes related to value-based care, your electronic health record system is essential to your work. It makes sense to review your technology choices from time to time, especially since compliance and revenue requirements and technology are changing every day.

  • The Black Sheep of Healthcare: Behavioral and Mental Health

    As the industry works to remove the stigma of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare from a patient’s standpoint, so must it work to remove the image of being the “black sheep” in healthcare as a whole. It is more difficult for those in need of rehabilitation to come forward and seek the necessary help if they are approaching a healthcare sector that features perceived gray areas.

  • At Work in Behavioral Health Centers

    Paperwork, compliance, bureaucracy: All these day-to-day practices are important for a behavioral healthcare center’s existence. However, when they start to inundate clinicians’ time and impede their ability to focus on patients, there needs to be a call-to-action at the facility to ensure the quality of care and employee engagement remain high while distractions are at a minimum.

  • From Disease to Treatment: The Shift of the Stigma in Addiction

    The high arrest count for drug-related charges, the impact drugs have on an addict’s family, and financial and emotional cost of this disease have created a large stigma surrounding illicit substances. However, that stigma has recently shifted to the side of addiction treatment, something that should be a beacon of hope but has been seen as another money-hungry entity that preys on vulnerable people just looking for help.

  • Best Practices for Behavioral Health Safety & Security

    Whether you run a behavioral healthcare facility or are a single counselor in the field, you understand that there are risks of violence or disturbance when it comes to patients. How can you and your team best avoid any violent incidents as you work to treat those asking for help?

  • Pairing Your Marketing Strategy with Your Business Strategy

    An addiction treatment center’s goal of providing the best treatment possible hinges not only upon hiring the best counselors but also maintaining an optimal facility as well alerting potential patients to the treatment center’s services. To do that, addiction treatment centers are starting to learn how to harmonize their marketing and business strategies.