New Opportunities for Affordable Care in Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

New Opportunities for Affordable Care in Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

 March 1, 2017 - 8:30 AM EST
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New Opportunities for Affordable Care in Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

The behavioral health industry has mushroomed in recent years, largely driven by an alarming rise in the misuse and abuse of opioids. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened the door to a new way of handling substance abuse by integrating substance use disorder (SUD) treatment into the main health care system. The result has been an expansion in facilities to treat substance abuse and addiction. Today, opportunities for affordable care in the behavioral health system have never looked better thanks to a mix of large and small companies like Greenestone Healthcare Corp. (GRST), (GRST Profile) Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT), Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. (ACHC) and American Addiction Centers AAC Holdings Inc. (AAC).

In the past, SUD treatment regimens were ‘carved out’ from the main health care system and concentrated on acute interventions to reduce costs and improve care for the more serious cases of abuse and addiction. But SUD requires a longer-term focus since it is a...

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