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Value-based Purchasing. The Future is Here. Prepared?

By Carol Clayton

Translational Neuroscientist for Relias Learning

Put yourself in  two scenarios: Scenario 1: You are with a large provider agency that spent the last 18 months implementing an electronic record system across 11 sites and three service lines. You just received a Medicaid notice stating that, effective July 1 of this year, your agency will be under a performance-based payment model […]

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Meet the #NatCon17 Twitter Ambassadors

March 24, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Joy Burwell

Director of Communications, National Council for Behavioral Health

Wondering how you are going to consume all that this year’s National Council Conference has to offer? Not able to attend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. For the third year in a row we have top-notch Twitter ambassadors who through their live tweeting of #NatCon17, will be sharing their unique perspectives within the behavioral […]

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NatCon 17: The Intersection of Innovation and Action

March 22, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

James Clark


This post originally appeared on the Datis Blog. NatCon 17, an annual conference held by the National Council for Behavioral Health, is a place for executives in the Health and Human Services industry to come together, at the intersection of innovation and action, to generate new ideas and launch new strategies to achieve their missions. Each […]

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How Marijuana Legalization Changed Behavioral Health in Colorado

March 21, 2017 | Addictions | Comments

Arthur Schut

Arthur Schut Consulting LLC, Denver, Colorado

Colorado citizens voted to amend the state constitution to legalize both medical and non-medical/retail marijuana. The Medical Marijuana Amendment 20 to the Colorado State Constitution was passed in 2000; the Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64, was passed in November 2012. Both constitutional amendments had diverse response in terms of political perspective and reasons for […]

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Medicaid is a Human Issue

March 16, 2017 | Addictions | Healthcare trends | Comments

Joy Burwell

Director, Communications

You’ve seen a lot of numbers detailing the impacts of the health care repeal bill. It is easy to get caught up in the numbers, but it is important to remember those numbers represent people. People like Katie. Katie started taking pain pills in high school and soon found herself taking up to eight a […]

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Finding the Right Alternative for You: Managing Chronic Pain

March 6, 2017 | Addictions | Comments

Erica Hoffman

Communications intern

The nation was shocked when the police department in East Liverpool, Ohio, shared a photo on social media of a couple who had overdosed and passed out in their car. What made this photo so disturbing, and ultimately go viral, was the child who was left in the backseat, staring into the camera. It was […]

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