Effective Appeals

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On September 25, 2017
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  • Appeals Final, behavioral health billing, behavioral health billing services
Patients seeking treatment for mental health diagnoses often struggle to utilize their insurance coverage for their treatment. Although mental health coverage has grown over recent years, it can seem impossible to receive coverage for mental health claims even on the best policies. According to a survey reported by JAMA Psychiatry in 2013, 29% of mental […]
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Exploring How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On July 15, 2016
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Making and breaking habits is a major topic of discussion in addiction and behavioral health, and scientists are constantly seeking to understand how exactly deliberate action can gradually grow into habit. An international team of researchers recently explored this question by examining lab mice. Researchers were led by Christina Gremel, assistant professor of psychology at […]
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The Effects of Marijuana Addiction

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On March 22, 2016
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  • behavioral health billing, behavioral health billing services, behavioral health business services, behavioral health coding, Claims Management, verification of benefits
Nowadays, there seems to be a trend of people who think that the effects of marijuana are relatively harmless. While it is true that marijuana is a far less dangerous substance than many other illicit street substances, this is inherently misleading. Marijuana is still a drug that is highly abused around the country, and it […]
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Teens and Prescription Opioids

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On March 15, 2016
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Recently, a study on high school seniors showed that 1 in 8 of them had reported using prescription opioids recreationally. However, these numbers have only been climbing. The young people of our country now face a more prevalent culture of drug abuse that surrounds them than they ever have, before. This reflects a wider growth […]
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Coming Out to Your Family About Addiction

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On March 1, 2016
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Addiction is a deeply personal battle that many people have to face in their lives. There are many different parts of this battle that will challenge you to your very core. However, one of the most stressful parts of this fight involves having to tell the people you love about this mental battle that you […]
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Survey Reveals US Public Opinion Surrounding Painkiller Abuse

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On February 8, 2016
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently published new research in the journal Addiction that indicates that there is a significant disparity between how many Americans perceive prescription painkillers as dangerous and how many use painkillers every year. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University began their research with a goal of better understanding prescription painkiller […]
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Current Rates of Alcohol Use during Pregnancy

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On February 1, 2016
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Research recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has revealed that significant numbers of pregnant women are not only drinking but also binge drinking. The research drew data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which gathered the data with landline […]
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US College Students Now Use More Marijuana Than Cigarettes

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On October 15, 2015
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According to a study conducted at the University of Michigan, daily marijuana use has now surpassed daily cigarette use among college students in the United States. Researchers estimate that about 1 in every 17 college students use marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis—a rate that hasn’t been so high since the 1980s. These findings […]
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