SUD Treatment Providers Embrace Alternative Payment Models, Ditch Fee-For-Service

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! Fee-for-service reimbursement models have contributed to a fragmented behavioral health industry. Substance use disorder (SUD) providers are set to evolve current reimbursement models to alternative payment systems in 2024. Alternative payment models, which include risk-bearing, bundled payments and shared savings, offer a brighter […]

Bipartisan Support Means Substance Use Disorder Providers Are Immune to Election-Year Turmoil

Election years can be a tumultuous time for behavioral health providers, with policy priorities set to change with the potential transition of power. The substance use disorder (SUD) treatment industry can not only expect to be exempt from this turmoil but also enjoy more robust support from federal and state governments this year. Election cycles […]

Inside the Rollout of CMS’ Value-Based Opioid Treatment Pilot Program

As if anyone needed a reminder about the severity of substance use disorder (SUD), the number of deaths from drug overdoses continues to provide a sobering snapshot. As 2021 wound down, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that overdose deaths reached yet another record level on a 12-month basis. More recently, the […]