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Effective Leadership

March 11, 2018

If Leadership is so important, then where are the effective leaders in the Behavioral Health field? Perhaps the problem is determined by too many people thinking Leadership is defined by what leaders do rather than what values they bring to … Continued

The Communications Edge

February 14, 2018

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers has said, “Communications is what you have left when all the facts are gone.” Scratch the surface of every successful venture and you will find a careful, thorough, meticulous communications plan executed by educated … Continued

Problem Readmissions

January 25, 2018

Re-admission Issues: A Revolving Door for Addictions Treatment One of the continuing problems with the quality of Substance Abuse treatment services in rural states has been the growing concerns over the high numbers of patients failing to complete residential treatment. … Continued

Overhauling Plans

December 12, 2017

Scratch the surface of every successful venture and you will find a careful, thorough, meticulous plan executed by well-educated leaders who are willing to adapt and innovate. As we approach the New Year health care CEO’s, in particular, should asking … Continued

Internet Revolution

November 11, 2017

An Internet Revolution – The modern Internet applications of today are coordinating health services, transforming the way health information is obtained and even how health care is delivered. Provider and payer organizations are now turning to the internet as a … Continued

Market Oversupply

October 8, 2017

In many urban centers of the country behavioral health professionals and addiction treatment programs are finding a market oversupply of services existing in their area. This market oversaturation is one that will be complicated by the continuing advances in pharmacological … Continued

Developing Strategic Plans

September 3, 2017

Developing strategic plans is all about matching the strengths of the business to available opportunities.To many people, strategic planning is something meant only for big businesses, but it is equally applicable to all businesses. To do this effectively, C.E.O.’s will … Continued

New Managed Care Practices

August 5, 2017

Managed care programs for both medical care and behavioral services are evolving into new models. This evolution is being supported and even promoted by public sector payers, as managed care is increasingly embraced by states for Medicaid and other health … Continued

Patient Treatment Plans

July 6, 2017

 Patient treatment plan quality can never rise above the accuracy of the assessment on which it is based. Unfortunately, many of the electronic health records systems now available in the marketplace frequently fail to collect vital information on patients during the … Continued

Is Radical Change Necessary?

June 18, 2017

Today’s popular notion with some academic theorists suggests successful managers should only introduce change through radical ideas that shake the organization to its very core.  These types of unproven, radical management approaches to change are often associated with high risks … Continued