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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.
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...
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,...
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...
UHS acquires three centers in Mississippi
Universal Health Services is acquiring three not-for-profit facilities in Mississippi, including a 109-bed inpatient center.
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBehavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.
After 5 years, we’re still processing the Sandy Hook tragedy
H. Steven MofficWe should remind all that the long-term impact is not always negative, but also that post-traumatic psychological growth can occur with enough ongoing emotional support and...
A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization
Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorThe National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.
HIPAA requirements extend to outsourced work