Month: December 2016

December 26, 2016

An unprecedented analysis of the nature of substance abuse disorder The surgeon general recently published a report on the state of substance use disorders, and it arrives at a time when more people suffer from addiction now than from all forms of cancer combined. The report provides a much needed perspective on the nature of…
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December 20, 2016

In 2015, President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) into law. The legislative support for the bill’s passing was overwhelmingly bipartisan, indicating its significance in the effort to reform health care in the United States. Changes are coming that will affect the dynamics of Medicare reporting and reimbursement in behavioral health….
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December 13, 2016

While shopping for a new computer, what if you asked for the same features you wanted 20 years ago? “Does it take floppy disks or CDs?” “Where do I hook it up to my modem?”Instead of getting the best of today’s technology, you would end up buying a machine that was completely irrelevant in your…
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December 6, 2016

The impact of changing requirements and how to maximize business efficiency through them The governance of health care is an ongoing process. Newly elected officials may bring widespread change, lawmakers revise existing regulation, and new knowledge and technology challenge us to rethink old paradigms. In short, federal and state healthcare mandates are always changing. Even…
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