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Cost Transparency: Communicating the Cost of Care to Patients & Potential Patients

In terms of cost transparency, healthcare is the wild west. You would never buy a car without knowing what it was going to cost, but every day Americans walk into hospitals and treatment centers doing just that. Having health insurance has insulated consumers from knowing the...

Dr. Drew to Headline State of Recovery Conference in Hollywood, Florida

Running an efficient and effective drug treatment center has never been easy. Fortunately, there are a number of tools and processes treatment centers can employ to improve their businesses while improving the outcomes of their patients. Toward this, Medivance Billing is...

In the Long Run: Models for Supporting Your Patients After Discharge

Recovery from drugs and alcohol may take a lifetime, but rehab can’t. How can addiction treatment facilities extend the continuum of care? As the industry looks to control costs and improve outcomes, many facilities are adding post-treatment support services to their...

Key Takeaways from Innovations in Recovery 2017

Earlier this month, we attended Innovations in Recovery, the annual event hosted by Foundations Recovery Network, in San Diego California. This year, close to 1,100 participants attended panels about advancements in treatment and the challenges facing the substance abuse...

All About Accreditation: Setting Standards of Care in a Growing Industry

The addiction treatment industry is crowded and largely unregulated. How can facilities stand out? Accreditation. The process of accreditation may be long and costly, but in a crowded marketplace, the cost of going without accreditation could be a loss of business and...

LESS Care for MORE Patients? How Treatment Centers Can Scale to Meet Future Demand

In a recent blog post, we looked at the insurance industry’s trend away from volume-based reimbursement models and toward value-based reimbursement models. This move is aimed at delivering the best care at the lowest cost, such as screenings and early intervention, rather...

How Value Base Reimbursement Models are Changing Patient Care

Of the many changes in the healthcare industry, one we’re looking at closely is the shift from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. The value-based reimbursement model, one that encourages providers to deliver the best care at the lowest cost, has already been adopted...

Healthcare Mergers: Why Providers Need a Seat at the Table

Over the past several years, big players in the healthcare industry have consolidated, leading to higher prices and decreased choice in the insurance market. This was the reason cited by the federal judge who blocked the Anthem-Cigna merger in February. As the judge, Amy...

Ready, Set, Grow! – Three Steps to Developing Your Accreditation Plan

The path to accreditation often brings about beneficial organizational improvements that take thoughtful time and preparation to put into action. Following a clear plan will help your organization efficiently maximize its effort and reach its goals on schedule. We offer these...

The New Healthcare Horizon: What the American Healthcare Act has in Store for the Substance Abuse Industry

In March, congressional republicans finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” The proposed act, known as the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), would make three big changes to the existing healthcare...