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Getting Started on Your Outcomes Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2019 12:23:56 PM / by Joanna Conti posted in webinar, payer negotiations, outcomes, addition treatment

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By Joanna Conti
CEO, Vista Research Group, Inc.

 

In this time of tremendous industry upheaval, your ability to convince key payers of the unique value your addiction treatment center provides is crucial to your ability to stay in business.

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Negotiating Reimbursement Rates with Payers: Part 2 of 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 2:20:21 PM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in "Reimbursement rates", "negotiating contracts with payers", "addiction treatment billing"

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Addiction Treatment Reimbursement Rates: Part 2

In our prior post on negotiating reimbursement rates, we interviewed PANLR founder and President Kevin Isaacs about how to negotiate more effectively with payers for higher reimbursement rates in 2020. In this article, we continue our interview. 

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Negotiating Reimbursement Rates with Payers: Part 1 of 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 3:22:38 PM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in "Reimbursement rates", "negotiating contracts with payers", "addiction treatment billing"

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Are you thinking about your reimbursement rates for addiction treatment in 2020? If not, you should be.

During the summer lull, many providers turn their attention to back-office improvement initiatives, and unfortunately, most of us in the addiction treatment industry have felt the pressure of declining reimbursement rates over the past 18 months. Now, more than ever it is crucial to understand how to negotiate more effectively with payers for higher reimbursement rates if facilities want to survive the revenue revolution upon us. For most, this is unchartered territory with little knowledge of where to begin. To help bridge this gap, we interviewed Kevin Isaacs, founder and President at PANLR - a leading provider of outsourced payer contracting services.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Billing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2019 12:10:13 PM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Avea Team, Current Events, Conferences

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The addiction treatment industry is on the precipice of enormous change. Ongoing lawsuits—brought on by unethical behavior and business practices—will affect the way insurance providers reimburse addiction treatment facilities going forward. The challenge has been sounded: treatment providers must reevaluate and improve their manner of conduct if they wish to succeed under increased scrutiny.

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Top Portland Business Journal's 2019 Small Business Innovation Award

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2019 2:06:00 PM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Avea Team, Current Events, Conferences

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Avea Solutions is a proud recipient of The Portland Business Journal Small Business Innovation Award. The award was created to honor Portland’s most impressive and innovative companies with fewer than 100 employees that provide a compelling and innovative product or service. Winners were announced and honored at a private banquet hosted by the Portland Business Journal on April 23.

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What Is Behavioral Health Carve-Out...And How Does It Affect You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Insurance, Claims Management, Addiction Recovery

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What are behavioral health carve-outs and how does it affect you?

Behavioral health and physical health traditionally have been treated differently by U.S. payers and providers. As a result, behavioral health services may face different billing situations, such as behavioral health carve-outs.

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Can Telehealth Be Utilized Successfully In Addiction Recovery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 9:07:07 AM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Insurance, Claims Management, Addiction Recovery

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Every day in the United States, over 130 people die of an opioid overdose. Prescription drug abuse and addiction has become a severe national crisis with devastating consequences that not only affect public health, but social and economic welfare as well. Politicians and healthcare professionals are striving to spread awareness and have put various initiatives in place to tackle the crisis. The healthcare industry has implemented a number of recovery methods for substance abuse treatment and continues to search for innovative ways to tackle the nationwide epidemic.

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Here's Why Medical Necessity is Essential

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 8:15:20 AM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Insurance, Claims Management, Addiction Recovery

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In 2019 and beyond, treatment centers of excellence must do everything they can to ensure patients are receiving the care they need, while also verifying that it can be obtained properly and legally. And the best way to do that if the appropriate units of care are being denied? By appealing. 

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How Telemedicine Is Disrupting The Mental Health Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 12:57:37 PM / by The Avea Solutions Team posted in Insurance, Claims Management, Addiction Recovery

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“Too many Americans are suffering, and far too many are not receiving the treatment they need to live healthy and productive lives,” said Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America president and CEO.  One in five American adults is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, and over half of the U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment.  

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You're Only As Smart As Your Reporting

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 8:23:24 AM / by Matt Silverston posted in Insurance, Claims Management, Addiction Recovery

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Reporting has never been more important in behavioral health than it is right now. The ability to understand and forecast your collections and reimbursements is paramount to a healthy behavioral health practice and even healthier patients.  

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