As initially predicted, the marketplace is moving towards consolidation of services and this may likely begin to see capture in the substance abuse treatment services in the coming 12-36 months. Possibly later.
The trends leading to this uptick in deals over the past year or so increasing health care costs, growing demand for services, consolidation of doctor groups were in place before the law. But experts say the ACA magnified their importance and expedited hospitals’ response.In one sense it just means there’s a higher need for medical office buildings. At the same time, hospitals are trying as they acquire physician groups to gain market share and use the physicians as a gateway into the market, said Ross Yustein, chair of Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen PC’s real estate group, which has an unusual expertise in medical office building development deals.
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Best Drug Rehabilitation offers flat rate for residential services.
A northern Michigan residential treatment program that offers customized faith-based curricula and daily scheduled exercise periods also looks different from many other centers on the payment end of the business. Administrators decided when they opened Best Drug Rehabilitation last November that they would identify one flat payment rate for services, regardless of length of stay in the largely self-pay program.
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Tailgating is something that most Americans are familiar with, and far too many associate these team-spirit events with excessive alcohol use. According to the 2011 University of Minnesota BAC Study of Professional Game Day Tailgating, one in four people reported having consumed five or more alcoholic drinks. This season, Caron Texas, part of Caron Treatment Centers, will team up with the University of North Texas’ Eagle Peer Recovery organization to host a sober tailgating event at the Cotton Bowl on New Years Day. Caron Texas previously supported Southern Methodist University hosting a successful sober tailgating event in October.
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