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May 31, 2018
Clinicians want to be able to focus on treating patients, administrators want to keep the facility running smoothly, and executives want to ensure the money and resources are being used wisely. Between all of this, there are marketing needs for addiction treatment centers and behavioral healthcare facilities.
April 25, 2018
Where is your money going, and are you getting everything you have earned? According to the American Counseling Association, many behavioral healthcare practices are collecting less than 85% of what is owed to them from insurance organizations.Every business has lots of moving parts, and this can cause things to fall through the cracks. It’s an understandable problem and not always critical, but…
March 22, 2018
One out of two people have left a job at some point because of their manager.Are your employees part of this statistic?Our profile of an effective health care manager can help ensure that you have the right people in leadership roles – the kind that foster engaged employees and drive the success of your organization.Not everyone has what it takes to be a manager in health care, but those that do…
March 21, 2018
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As we fight to quell the opioid epidemic, philosopher George Santayana’s words ring true. This epidemic has plagued the United States from as early as the Civil War, and we are still combating opioid addiction, overdoses and overprescribing.
February 12, 2018
Whether your behavioral health or human services organization is dealing with the requirements of data integration, right-sized utilization, multiple payment models, increased complexity in reporting, or other changes related to value-based care, your electronic health record system is essential to your work. It makes sense to review your technology choices from time to time, especially since…
November 03, 2017
Your team is critical to your mission. Without the guidance of strong leadership or the driving force of sufficient organizational support, nonprofits are left vulnerable to financial, strategic and geopolitical uncertainties. Ignoring the challenge of talent sustainability can weaken or even lead to the closure of a nonprofit. Is your organization prepared?
October 17, 2017
As the industry works to remove the stigma of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare from a patient’s standpoint, so must it work to remove the image of being the “black sheep” in healthcare as a whole. It is more difficult for those in need of rehabilitation to come forward and seek the necessary help if they are approaching a healthcare sector that features perceived gray areas.
July 19, 2017
Paperwork, compliance, bureaucracy: All these day-to-day practices are important for a behavioral healthcare center’s existence. However, when they start to inundate clinicians’ time and impede their ability to focus on patients, there needs to be a call-to-action at the facility to ensure the quality of care and employee engagement remain high while distractions are at a minimum.
July 17, 2017
The high arrest count for drug-related charges, the impact drugs have on an addict’s family, and financial and emotional cost of this disease have created a large stigma surrounding illicit substances. However, that stigma has recently shifted to the side of addiction treatment, something that should be a beacon of hope but has been seen as another money-hungry entity that preys on vulnerable…
May 23, 2017
Whether you run a behavioral healthcare facility or are a single counselor in the field, you understand that there are risks of violence or disturbance when it comes to patients. How can you and your team best avoid any violent incidents as you work to treat those asking for help?
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