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October 02, 2018
In an interview with Behavioral Healthcare Executive, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic must include efforts to make it easier for physicians…
July 05, 2018
A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.
March 26, 2018
The National Council for Behavioral Health aims to increase SBIRT adoption among primary care clinicians by publishing a step-by-step guide for assessing alcohol and other drug use.
Ron Manderscheid
January 26, 2018
An estimated one-third to one-half of persons with disability also experience a comorbid mental health condition, typically depression. And we must challenge the assumptions about this population.
January 09, 2018
Discard 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 direction. Mental…
November 30, 2017
Study finds physical healthcare providers being paid 20% more than mental health/addiction treatment providers on similar claims, raising questions over parity compliance.
November 28, 2017
Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.
November 20, 2017
It serves as a reminder that while disaster recovery efforts must first focus on physical health and safety, it’s also imperative to prioritize behavioral health as a part of disaster recovery.
May 26, 2017
Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.
May 23, 2017
In the larger healthcare system, addiction providers have a unique position among the specialty segments. A panel of treatment center CEOs shared their insights on several emerging operational issues…
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