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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Google defines a paradox as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true”. Let’s take a closer look at the topic of telehealth to get an understanding as to why this is truly a paradox. History It started in the 1960s when […]
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 […]
The value of psychosocial supports in patients’ recovery has been studied for years and proven effective. It is again reflected in the findings of a 2012 research study which concluded that “The clinical community has a growing array of psychosocial interventions with a strong evidence base available for the treatment of SUDs.” Some common examples […]
For a facility that treats a couple hundred patients, each of whom is known to the staff, proper patient identification is only a concern for new patients and identical twins. For large, multi-site treatment providers uniquely and properly identifying patients is a real challenge. It’s estimated that 8% of all the medical records in the […]
What is “phishing“? It’s fraudulent attempts by criminals to steal computer accounts and passwords. The term was coined in the early 1990’s when the internet was young, with only a few million user accounts. Most people today have multiple accounts, providing billions of potential targets today. Make no mistake, regardless of who you are, the […]
Symptoms Associated with Opioid Dependence What is Rapastinel? It was originally developed by Naurex as an alternative to the antidepressant drug Ketamine which has a number of adverse side-effects and a potential for abuse. Unfortunately, soon after acquiring Naurex in 2016, Allergan was soon met with a disappointment as the drug failed in its clinical […]