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October 26, 2020

More than 80 Organizations Call on DEA to Finalize Special Registration for Telemedicine

More than 80 Organizations Call on DEA to Finalize Special Registration for Telemedicine The Alliance worked to convene over 80 organizations in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) calling on the DEA to finalize the special registration for telemedicine. Background on the DEA Telemedicine Regulation Special registration to […]
October 21, 2020

Behavioral Health’s Telehealth Transformation Has Staying Power Post-COVID

Behavioral Health’s Telehealth Transformation Has Staying Power Post-COVID Virtual Visit Velocity After a full workday at her makeshift home office, Sarah opens her browser for her last video meeting of the day, only this one is with her psychiatrist. Like many behavioral health patients, COVID-19 has shifted her whole life […]
October 12, 2020

Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis by Victor Siclovan, Director on the Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA 10/05/2020 Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. […]
September 17, 2020

PursueCare CEO, Nick Mercadante, featured on Riderflex podcast

PursueCare CEO, Nick Mercadante, featured on Riderflex podcast Nicholas Mercadante, Founder and CEO; PursueCare was featured on the Riderflex podcast and gives an overview of what PursueCare is in this clip. Telemedicine and Telehealth companies are doing incredible things for patients who need treatment but find it difficult to visit […]
June 24, 2020

Substance Use Disorder and Treatment in the LGBTQ Community

Substance Use Disorder and Treatment in the LGBTQ Community June is National Pride Month, making it a good time to raise awareness of the unique issues faced by the LGBTQ community when it comes to substance use disorder as well as the obstacles faced when seeking treatment. While addiction can […]
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder

COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder COVID-19 named by WHO for Novel coronavirus NCP concept. Doctor or lab technician holding blood sample with novel (new) coronavirus N.C.P. in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, medical and healthcareAs coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread there are parts of the population who run a higher […]
March 16, 2020

Staying Safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Staying Safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19) People with opioid use disorder (OUD), methamphetamine use disorder, and those who smoke or vape tobacco and marijuana are potentially at greater risk from COVID due to the effects of those drugs on lung and heart health. Your health and the health of your family, […]
March 5, 2020
Coronavirus: How PursueCare Can Hel

Coronavirus: How PursueCare Can Help

Coronavirus: How PursueCare Can Help Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a top concern for healthcare providers. The CDC predicts an inevitable spread of the virus throughout the United States. The Kentucky Department for Public Health held a statewide webinar for clinicians and public health on March 4th, recommending Infection Prevention and […]
October 4, 2019

What are Opioids & Opioid Addiction?

What are Opioids & Opioid Addiction? Opioids are a class of drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Opioids include both opiates (drugs derived from the opium poppy, including morphine, codeine, heroin, and opium) and synthetic opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and methadone, which have similar effects.[1] Common prescription opioids include: […]
July 25, 2019

Reading The Play: How To Identify and Prevent Opioid Dependency In Athletes

Reading The Play: How To Identify and Prevent Opioid Dependency In Athletes It’s a story that is becoming more and more familiar in today’s society. A promising young athlete’s life is destroyed due to Opioid Use Disorder. It’s all too sad, and throughout the country many of us may directly […]