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Addiction Fears Rise as Physicians Prescribe More Opioids for COVID-19 Survivors

Health experts claim that COVID-19 survivors are at risk for a potential second pandemic. Since physicians prescribe these patients a high rate of pain pills, going through a second pandemic of addiction to opioids is a very real possibility. Nature put out a new study that found COVID-19 survivors at Veterans Health Administration facilities had […]

Group Telehealth: Opening the Door for Clinical Advantages and Operational Efficiency

SMART Management understands the effectiveness of group model delivery of clinical services. As a management company, formerly managing the Discovery House programs, SMART took an innovative and aggressive approach developing a robust Group Model for the delivery of clinical services, shifting away from a more predominant model consisting of nearly all individual sessions.A well-structured group […]

Telehealth Changes Made Permanent

It appears that the recent spending bill approved by Congress makes the provision of telehealth services permanent. The recent spending bill approved by Congress on December 21, 2020 does a lot to make the provision of telehealth services permanent.   The new rule allows physicians to provide their first telehealth service to a patient as long […]

Case to Care Management

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, the changing healthcare marketplace is requiring case managers to become care managers. Is this happening? Is it a new concept? What’s the difference? Is it related to Health Homes? How important is this for the treatment of persons with substance use disorder? Spoiler alert! This article doesn’t […]