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  • Rowling named new CEO of Origins

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefRobert Rowling Jr. has been named chief executive officer of Origins Behavioral HealthCare, replacing Drew Rothermel, who held the position since April 2014.

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  • Hackensack Meridian aims to increase capacity with Carrier deal

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn New Jersey, the large not-for-profit Hackensack Meridian Health system has announced a potential acquisition of behavioral health provider Carrier Clinic.

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  • Cryptocurrencies could be catching on

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorDespite their volatility, digital currencies are starting to gain acceptance as a means of payment for addiction treatment services.

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  • CARA 2.0 makes a statement on the opioid crisis

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefTo continue the momentum of CARA 2016, a bipartisan group of senators introduced CARA 2.0, which would authorize $1 billion for prevention, law enforcement, treatment...

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  • Beacon House joins Gateway Foundation

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe Gateway Foundation has announced that Beacon House of Pacific Grove, California, will be joining its network as a new affiliate. The not-for-profit partnership...

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  • US HealthVest adds inpatient facility in Chicago area

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorUS HealthVest has acquired Vista Medical Center in Waukegan, Ill., and has announced plans for a $30 million project to expand the facility.

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  • Sunspire launches professionals program in Texas

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorA new treatment program at Sunspire Health Texas will seek to meet the needs of professionals in high-intensity careers.

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  • CMS announces two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData

    CMS announces two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData. The purpose of these projects is to empower patients by giving them control...

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  • Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.  

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  • BayMark buy adds large Canadian OTP outfit

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBayMark Health Services has acquired Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres, adding 145 opioid treatment programs to its portfolio as well as a new expansion into Canada.

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  • While talk about opioids continues in D.C., addiction treatment is in peril in states

    Kaiser Health NewsOpioids were on the White House agenda Thursday, but states say they are struggling to meet the need for treatment.

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  • Sexual harassment elevating toward zero tolerance

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSexual harassment training should include information on how to file a complaint if harassment occurs. However, BHE has discovered in a recent survey that 15% of...

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  • Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorAn analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

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  • 3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefStudents at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for...

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  • AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorAmerican Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

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  • Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

    Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMHWe must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving...

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  • Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer...

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  • Workforce Survey 2018

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half...

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  • Consider the value of equine therapy

    Brian AlbrightEquine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of...

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  • MHA report offers glimpse of state trends

    Rachael Zimlich, RNThe MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental...

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