Ways To Improve Your Behavioral Health Treatment Centers Revenue Cycle

  • Posted by Jason
  • On March 27, 2017
  • 0 Comments
Revenue cycle management in the behavioral health field is constantly evolving. If your behavioral health billing organization is not up to date with the many intricacies of the insurance billing processes you are subject to extreme losses in revenue as well as a disservice to your patients. The key areas of billing insurance: Verification of […]
Read More
 

Survey Reveals US Public Opinion Surrounding Painkiller Abuse

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On February 8, 2016
  • 0 Comments
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 […]
Read More
 

Current Rates of Alcohol Use during Pregnancy

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On February 1, 2016
  • 0 Comments
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 […]
Read More
 

US College Students Now Use More Marijuana Than Cigarettes

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On October 15, 2015
  • 0 Comments
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 […]
Read More
 

Scientists Make Progress towards Less Addictive Painkillers

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On October 1, 2015
  • 0 Comments
A new study published in Biological Psychiatry demonstrates that a particular molecule in the body’s nervous system controls morphine receptor signaling in a small group of brain cells—a finding that could aid in the development of less addictive prescription pain medications.
Read More
 

The Effects of Alcohol Laws on Young Men

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On September 15, 2015
  • 0 Comments
One common debate in the world of legislation is whether or not alcohol laws that discourage alcohol use are actually effective in decreasing alcohol consumption. One study carried out at the University of Zurich reveals that alcohol related regulations, such as a minimum drinking age, restrictions on alcohol advertising, and restrictions on sale, do in […]
Read More
 

Prescriptions for Painkillers Slowing in Florida

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On September 1, 2015
  • 0 Comments
As the opioid epidemic expands, more and more Americans become addicted to painkillers. This means that unfortunately in many cases the solution to one health problem could easily become the onset of another. This could mean that doctors will begin seeking out more alternative treatments to opioids in order to help prevent addiction in their […]
Read More
 

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Women

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On August 15, 2015
  • 0 Comments
A recent study published in Depression and Anxiety examined the effects of domestic violence on women’s mental health in an effort to better understand how domestic violence affects women outside of physical injuries. The study was published by a team of researchers the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London in England, […]
Read More
 

How State Alcohol Policies Affect Drunk Driving Rates

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On August 8, 2015
  • 0 Comments
One leading topic of discussion when it comes to drunk driving and state policies is whether or not stricter policies makes for fewer instances of drunk driving. A new study, however, posits that states with more restrictive alcohol policies and regulations actually have lower rates of self-reported drunk driving. The study, which was published in […]
Read More
 

The Effects of Marriage on Drinking

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On August 1, 2015
  • 0 Comments
Several studies exist that delineate the many problems that overconsumption of alcohol can bring into a marriage, but many fewer explore what effects marriage might have on drinking habits. One recent study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research and conducted by researchers collaborating between the University of Missouri and Arizona State University sought to […]
Read More