Behavioral healthcare facilities are often positioned with similar missions, similar service offerings and even similar-sounding names that can make it difficult to stand apart. Establishing a unique identity has become a business imperative.
White House Commission misses recovery support
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe first report produced by a federal commission asks the president to declar...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The least you need to know about ARCOS
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of...
Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSummit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.
Linda’s List 2018
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIdeally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now...
Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem
Tom ValentinoThe opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.
Buprenorphine helps to lower the cost of the opioid crisis
Alicia HoisingtonA research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment,...
Add value to your bottom line
Tom Valentino, Senior EditorFrom documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition
Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine
Tom Valentino, Senior EditorA bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via...
Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF
Tom Valentino, Senior EditorKing County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.
Telehealth put to use in rural America
David RathsTelehealth can enable patients to get the care that they might otherwise skip. Particularly relevant in addiction treatment is the convenience factor for those who otherwise would...
How to avoid, manage bed bugs at your facility
Alicia Hoisington Experts say remaining vigilant and proactive about bed bugs can make a world of difference for a problem that can easily get out of hand and become costly for residential providers.
Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefWhen I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that...
Reimbursement to patients sidesteps providers
Jill SederstromThe practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and...
Seaside expands in N.C. with Turning Point deal
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSeaside Healthcare has acquired Turning Point Family Services, adding another four locations to its operations in North Carolina.
Pharos Capital buys autism provider
Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefPharos Capital Group, LLC announced its acquisition of Behavior Care Specialists, an autism treatment service provider based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Terms of the...
RCA launches treatment programs for young adults