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Behavioral Healthcare Magazine

Strategic business, technology, and financial news and information for administrators, operational directors, and managers of mental health and substance-use facilities. Articles on trends in the design and operation of recovery clinics, new technologies in rehabilitation, and clinical best practices. Learn about strategies and findings driving changes in the management and organization of mental

  • Midlevel practitioners help workforce shortage in psychiatry

    Brian AlbrightNurse practitioners, physician assistants and other midlevel providers can help expand the availability of psychiatric services.

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  • Integrity House part of partnership to manage N.J. medical center

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorIntegrity House and two partner organizations will expand and manage services at Bergen Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in New Jersey.

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  • BREAKING: Senate GOP leaders weigh straight ACA repeal after healthcare bill collapses

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorWith a lack of votes necessary to pass their proposed healthcare reform legislation, Senate Republican leaders mull pursuing a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Salute to four courageous senators

    Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMHA handful of Republican senators stood up for the American people and derailed health reform legislation proposed by the GOP leadership that can...

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  • Safety Net Health Plans take diverse approach to opioid crisis

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe Association for Community Affiliated Plans has released a report analyzing initiatives to combat the opioid crisis being implemented by five Safety Net Health Plans...

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  • Largest takedown in history halts opioid diversion, brokering, kickbacks

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefOn Thursday, federal officials announced a massive enforcement action that involved charging 412 people, including some from addiction treatment centers.

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  • Drug courts aim to broaden their scope

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThere are about 3,000 drug courts in the United States, and as the number increases, experts say the models must become broader in scope as well as more nuanced in...

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  • Honor veterans through accessible healthcare and services

    Patrick GauthierWith uncertainty looming over the future of the nation's healthcare, there are steps providers can take to meet the needs of veterans.

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  • US HealthVest opens psychiatric hospital in Washington

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorUS HealthVest has announced the opening of Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, a 115-bed psychiatric hospital in Marysville, Wash., that offers inpatient and outpatient...

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  • Tapestry deal fits in Pyramid’s growth plan

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefPyramid Healthcare, which operates facilities in three states, has acquired Tapestry Eating Disorder Services of Western North Carolina. The deal adds two locations to...

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  • Timberline Knolls names new CEO

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefA longtime clinician at Timberline Knolls in Illinois, Colleen Kula, LCPC, has been named as the organization’s new CEO. She aims to expand the PHP program to meet...

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  • Drug maker agrees to stop selling Opana ER because of misuse

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefEndo Pharmaceuticals on Thursday agreed to remove its long-acting Opana ER pain drug from the market, about a month after FDA requested that the company stop selling...

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  • Messaging often fails to meet HIPAA requirements

    David RathsProviders like the convenience of messaging colleagues and patients, not realizing that they could be violating HIPAA regulations by sending protected health information. It’s a fairly...

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  • Bradford acquires Red Oak

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBradford Health Services has added Red Oak to its portfolio. With two campuses in North Carolina, Red Oak provides gender-specific, trauma-informed addiction and dual...

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  • FACT FILE: High dosages linked to surge in opioid use disorder

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorA Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study of members in its commercial plans found high-dosage opioid prescriptions were linked with higher rates of opioid use...

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  • How Florida is setting a precedent for ethics

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefFlorida is now setting a precedent for other states with Gov. Rick Scott signing a comprehensive bill this week that will aim to reduce unethical practices in the...

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  • Design practices contribute to stabilization unit safety

    Peter J. Pinkerton and Judy L. JohnsonProviding safety and dignity in facility design can be beneficial to the healing process.

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  • Senate tweaks won’t change big cuts to Medicaid

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBehavioral health leaders are pressing forward with their opposition, drawing a detailed picture of what healthcare would look like for individuals with mental health...

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  • Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorIncarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH,...

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  • Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorEngaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at...

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