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Posted by Joanna Conti on Jul 20, 2016 in Working with Payers

Most addiction treatment and behavioral health providers know that major change is coming to the industry, but few are making the preparations necessary to take advantage of it. 

Posted by Joanna Conti on May 21, 2016 in Working with Payers

I've recently returned from the 2016 Health Datapalooza conference, where it was absolutely clear that substance abuse treatment payment models are going to change drastically in the next few years.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Apr 18, 2016 in Outcomes Research

The problem that effective addiction treatment programs have is that without data there’s no way for prospective patients or payers to know how good they are. And this lack of data has life-and-death repercussions. 

Posted by Joanna Conti on Feb 19, 2016 in Co-Occurring Disorders

The successful treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders increases the likelihood that patients will be able to remain sober after SUD treatment.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 25, 2016 in Outcomes Research

As the brave new world of outcomes measurements comes to substance abuse treatment, one of the most important things is to agree on a simple, easy-to-understand definition of success.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 25, 2016 in Improving Addiction Treatment

One of the evidence-based practices gaining strong support in addiction treatment is to provide counselors with information about how their clients are feeling that they can use to inform clinical care.