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February 19, 2020
Behavioral healthcare is a business that must focus on its long-term viability, even while trying to survive a steady stream of challenges every day. Sustainability requires an ability to respond to many factors, some of which are external and others internal. Two basic issues worth exploring are…
February 18, 2020
Despite steep increases in prescription opioid overdose deaths among older adults, the topic of Medicare coverage for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment has received considerably less attention than trends in Medicaid and private insurance coverage. A report published in this month's issue of…
February 11, 2020
Our field has an identity problem. We are tied to the juggernaut called the medical model. It has generated solutions that have transformed human history, not just the lives of individuals. Any field would want to be part of that story. Yet membership requires looking at problems in a specific way…
January 29, 2020
The disease management (DM) industry has existed for many years, epitomized by words of encouragement to eat better and exercise more coming from nurses and dieticians. A chronic disease like diabetes initially qualifies a patient for this encouragement. A nursing component may exist, but the…
January 28, 2020
Caravel Autism Health on Tuesday announced it is opening four autism treatment centers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/southern Minnesota region. Locations in White Bear Lake, Woodbury and Plymouth will open over the next three months. A location in Mankato opened this week, becoming the company’s…
January 24, 2020
Researchers at University of Florida Health have collaborated with the Health Services Advisory Group on a quality measure to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to evaluate psychiatric hospitals nationwide.
January 23, 2020
Therapists are aware of the endless hours spent acquiring the skills associated with clinical models like cognitive behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy. As anyone trained in both models will tell you, they are very different clinical approaches. Yet decades of psychotherapy research have…
January 14, 2020
I became a psychology major in college with the conviction I was studying a great field, and I was even more convinced upon the award of my doctorate in clinical psychology. The abiding debate in those years was which model of psychotherapy was best, and the implicit promise in this was a growing…
January 06, 2020
The substance use treatment centers participating in Vista Research Group's in- and post-treatment monitoring of patients generally adhere to an abstinence-based philosophy. But published outcomes for their patients also indicate promising results for some clients who haven't been able to eliminate…
January 02, 2020
The battle for parity in health insurance benefits was won at the federal level in 2008. This long struggle taught us the need for collaboration among all stakeholders to achieve big changes in policy. The parity in health systems that I will outline here requires a comparable commitment. However,…
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