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Management
Community leader Dawn Belamarich, LPC, LCADC, ACS, has been promoted to CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse in Mays Landing, New Jersey, succeeding David Dorschu, who has moved to a newly opened RCA program in South Amboy, New Jersey.
Perspectives
Not everyone responding to the personal, emotional and professional threats of COVID will react in the same way. Planned action steps can help keep both staff and patients physically and emotionally safe.
Business Operations
Michael J. Ligotti, DO, has been charged for allegedly participating in a massive scheme to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Quality Improvement
Fueled by personal experiences, Peggy Terhune, PhD, leads North Carolina-based Monarch with a vision of continuous improvement and innovation, and a trauma-informed approach to treatment for patients and their families.
Perspectives
With promising data and results from clinical trials with which it can educate the public, behavioral healthcare leaders can set aside conjecture and focus on evidence when discussing psychotherapy.
Management
Universal Health Services will pay nine figures to settle a series of whistleblower lawsuits in which the company was accused of admitting patients who didn’t need to be hospitalized, keeping patients longer than necessary, and using drugs to sedate and restrain patients, according to a media report.
Quality Improvement
CEOs routinely make final decisions and hope they are advancing the best interests of the organization. How much should they rely on the team, especially those devoted to quality improvement (QI) strategies? How much should they rely on their judgment?
Coronavirus
Deni Carise, PhD, chief science officer at Recovery Centers of America, joins the BHE Podcast to discuss the shift toward value-based and recovery-oriented care, and the importance of developing standard measures of both outcomes and performance…
Management
Michael Ogden, MPH, BAP, has been named CEO of RCA at Bracebridge Hall in Earleville, Maryland, and Kathryn “Kat” Stevens, LHMC, has been appointed CEO of RCA at Westminster in Massachusetts.
Perspectives
While practitioners may agree that forecasting in behavioral healthcare is either a well-intentioned waste of time or a scam, evidence suggests we could be passing up a good opportunity.
Perspectives
As providers wonder what options they have to manage their debts, there are bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options; additionally, the CARES Act has expanded the options available to providers which qualify as “small businesses.”
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