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How Centene and Health Net’s CEO Got Rich on the Backs of California’s Out-of-Network Substance Abuse Providers and Rendered Worthless Health Net PPO Benefits

Much has been said and written in the last 20 months about the acquisition of Health Net Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company by Missouri-based Centene Corporation...

Author: Joan Borsten
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Letter From The Editor

All of us here at RecoveryView.com hope you had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the lovely new beginning that Spring always offers.  With the change of seasons comes the change of RecoveryView.com’s location! 

Both RecoveryView.com and Addiction Therapeutic Services Intensive Outpatient Program are almost moved into our new office at One Mirage Plaza in beautiful Rancho Mirage. 
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Better Sex Through Sober Dating—Yes You Can!

Sometimes life is full of surprises, good ones.A few weeks ago,I had a wonderful surprise.A writer for Glamour.com contacted me about an article she was working on—sober dating.Glamour interested in sober dating!I was thrilled but not surprised that the concerns of women in recovery were being discovered by mainstream women’s media.You and I always knew it was only a matter of time, and that time has come!

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Boosting UR Outcomes and Quality of Care: Capturing Client Quotes

As any Utilization Review (UR) clinician will tell you that pleading a client’s case with a managed care company can be an exhaustive, disconcerting process.  Those of us in this field were likely drawn to the work due to our desire to help others; we explore, we nurture, and we advocate.  It’s a rare day to come across a clinician who enjoys paperwork or delights in the UR process… it is tedious.  Utilization Review occurs behind the curtain, often with clients and families unaware of the importance this process plays in their care, though an enormous amount of the client’s treatment depends on this procedure.  Behavioral health providers want the best outcomes for their clients, and the documentation process can sometimes seem daunting; cutting corners in this area may negatively affect your client care, your overhead, and auditing results.  There are a few simple changes that can help you improve this process, both to better the outcomes for your clients and help the financial stability of your organization.  I like to call them ‘UR gold’: Direct client quotes and straightforward descriptions. 

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Balancing Biochemistry for Addiction Recovery

Excerpted from Dr. Hyla Cass’ book: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

The Biochemical Roots Of Addiction

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