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

  • N.Y. governor cracking down on patient brokering

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a campaign to raise awareness of patient brokering and provide a vehicle for reporting suspicious activity.

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  • Composite index tracks behavioral health market

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefMerger and acquisition firm Mertz Taggart has launched a new Behavioral Health Composite index that will demonstrate the sector’s market performance and track trends...

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  • Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

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  • New Directions acquires integrated healthcare management firm

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe deal will expand New Directions’ footprint to include 675 employees in nine states working with a network of more than 20,000 providers.

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  • NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefExecutive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

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  • A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

    Ed Jones, PhDDiscard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another...

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  • Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

    Kaiser Health NewsThe opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West,...

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  • BayMark buys 15 New England centers

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBayMark Health Services has acquired 15 opioid treatment facilities from Health Care Resource Centers, located in three New England states. The transaction also...

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  • UHS acquires three centers in Mississippi

    Universal Health Services is acquiring three not-for-profit facilities in Mississippi, including a 109-bed inpatient center.

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  • IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is...

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  • County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

    Rachael Zimlich, RNKing County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer rapid access to care. The target is zero to one days,...

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  • Best hopes for 2018

    Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMHThe holidays emphasize what we all hold dear: our families, our friends, much gaiety, a shared dinner, gift exchanges, and camaraderie. These are...

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  • 8 behavioral health trends for 2018

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn looking at the big picture in overall healthcare trends for the new year, several issues come to mind for behavioral health.

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  • Engagement is an essential part of the solution to the workforce shortage

    Michael FloraNot being able to meet the demand for behavioral health services is one thing, but the workforce crisis is further exacerbated by high turnover rates as employees take advantage of a...

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  • 7 predictions for an unpredictable new year

    Patrick GauthierPolitically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described...

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  • BayMark acquires MAT provider in Georgia

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBayMark Health Services has acquired Private Clinic, its second opioid treatment program in Columbus, Ga., bringing its total portfolio up to 77 locations across 22...

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  • Telepsychiatry: What to look for in 2018

    Geoffrey BoyceTelehealth has moved from burgeoning to mainstream and is seen as a viable model for behavioral healthcare. In fact, clinician shortages are catapulting adoption and use of...

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  • Maybe some words should be banned from CDC use

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThere are words that addiction professionals agree should be banned from the lexicon of healthcare stakeholders. In light of the CDC uproar, we have a renewed...

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  • HHS civil rights office launches Cures Act initiatives

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has launched a series of HIPAA-related actions that fulfill requirements of the 21st Century...

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  • Agenda calls for action to fix mental health system

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefAccording to a report to Congress from the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, today’s fragmented system must revolutionize and begin to...

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