Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Behavioral Healthcare is a monthly newsletter published by the Vendome Group L.L.C. in New York, N.Y. Its subject is the business aspect of behavioral healthcare and its audience is comprised of professionals working in the healthcare field.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 5, September-October

Doubts about Medicaid Expansion: Practical or Political? like Everything Else in an Election Year, It Depends Whom You Ask
No matter who wins the presidential election in November, state decisions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain firmly in state hands. But which hands? There are governors and there are state legislatures. Sometimes,...
It Vendor Survey 2012: Our Survey Explores Electronic Health Record Systems, Plus the Latest Software an Technology Offerings, from 51 Companies Serving Behavioral Health Customers
Welcome to the 2012 Behavioral Healthcare IT Vendor Survey, our annnual look at the growing range of information technology products and solutions from vendors who serve the behavioral industry. In 2011, many vendors scrambled to certify their electronic...
Mary Cesare-Murphy: Steps to Leadership in Consumer-Centered Care: How Changes in the Field, and in the Accreditation Process, Put Behavioral Health out in Front
The behavioral health field has led the rest of medicine into an accreditation process that is based on the experience of the person receiving the care, according to Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director of Behavioral Health Care Accreditation...
Mission Not Accomplished
Are you better off today than you were four years ago? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ronald Reagan famously asked this question in one of his debates with President Jimmy Carter in 1979, a time when many Americans wondered whether the nation was headed...
Playing the Game, Fighting the Fight: Professional Billing Organizations Specialize in Behavioral Health, Addiction Treatment Claims
The leaders of behavioral health organizations are, by and large, steady, reasonable, and patient people. So, it is comparatively rare to find a "hot-button" issue that worries, bothers, or angers them as the issue of billing and claims processes with...
Recovery Art Often Says What Words Cannot: Two Treatment Centers Find Artistic Expression Central to Healing Process
Emotions and inner struggles are on display at treatment centers throughout the country. Recovery art, whether paintings, sculptures, poetry, dance, or other forms, has been coming to life and bringing great benefits to those who participate. Timberline...
Third-Party Drug-Test Providers Continue to Grow Nationwide: Demand Drives Franchise-Based Growth to Meet Individual, Employer, and Program Needs
According to laboratory testing giant LabCare, the market for clinical, anatomic, and genetic testing is $55 billion in the US and Canada alone. (1) Within that market, the revenue associated with drugs-of-abuse testing is set to jump from about $2.0...
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