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  • Coalition forms to drive parity compliance in 10 states

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe Parity@10 Campaign aims to shift the burden onto insurers to demonstrate their plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act before they can...

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  • The 2017 Information Technology Vendor Survey

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorAn increasing number of information technology vendors are partnering with residential care providers, a trend that is projected to continue heading into 2018.  

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  • Healing environments advance addiction treatment

    Susan RomanoAs healthcare institutions grapple with the opioid crisis, one increasingly important focus of their efforts to improve addiction treatment is applying innovative design concepts to...

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  • Centerstone announces Uspiritus merger

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefCenterstone Kentucky has announced plans to merge with Uspiritus, which offers two residential centers as well as community-based services for children and youth.

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  • Websites can be valuable assets

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefWhile websites can be valuable assets that bring patients into your treatment center, experts specify that some websites hold more financial potential than others.

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  • Accreditors support patient complaint processes

    Alison KnopfThe four accrediting organizations in the behavioral health space have a complaint process for patients/clients/consumers and staff. Most offer a toll-free number that is posted...

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  • Consumers Undeterred by ACA Funding Cuts Designed to Assist Them

    Consumers Undeterred by ACA Funding Cuts Designed to Assist Them

    From Humana to Highmark, Health Insurers Leave Insurance Marketplace, but Consumers are Undeterred Recently, federal funds that assist Americans signing up for health insurance coverage under the...

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  • The least you need to know about HHS nominee Azar

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefPresident Donald Trump is nominating Alex Azar as his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Here is the least you need to know about the nominee.

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  • 5 things to know about follow-on deals

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefAfter an initial platform deal, private equity investors look for secondary, add-on deals that enhance their portfolios by filling gaps and building scale. Here are...

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  • Opioid crisis update from the field

    Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMHThis week’s 2017 National Meeting of the American Public Health Association featured almost a dozen sessions on today’s opioid crisis. My...

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  • Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorSixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

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  • Florida insurer to cease OxyContin coverage

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorFlorida Blue announced it will cease coverage of OxyContin by January, following in the footsteps of Cigna.

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  • Google policy is a work in progress

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefEver since Google changed its policy on AdWords for addiction services, the treatment industry has wrestled with mixed feelings. However, it's important to remember...

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  • Record-setting amount of prescriptions collected on Take Back Day

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorMore than 456 tons of unwanted medications were collected for safe disposal during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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  • Indiana counties scrap syringe exchange programs

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorNow two years removed from an HIV outbreak in the state, old concerns drive Indiana counties to begin defunding syringe exchange programs.

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  • Follow-on deals build out portfolios

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefPrivate equity interest is accelerating in behavioral healthcare, with an upward trend seen among follow-on deals—the secondary transactions that build the portfolio...

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  • Executives mixed on opioid commission report

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

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  • Would involuntary commitment for addiction save lives?

    Jill SederstromCivil commitment for those who need addiction treatment could save lives, but hurdles impede implementation as states work through legal and ethical concerns.

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  • As Payment Responsibility Rises, Consumers Expect More from their Healthcare Experience

    As Payment Responsibility Rises, Consumers Expect More from their Healthcare Experience

    The level of respect, compassion and sensitivity to healthcare consumers is increasingly being used to judge patient satisfaction regarding quality of care and is an important component of a...

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  • IMD changes trump emergency declaration

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorIn addition to declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a policy to expedite the waiver process for states...

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