As the social distancing required to lull the discourse of COVID-19 continues throughout many states across America, the use of substances is still on the rise. From vaping, methamphetamine, opioids, down to marijuana, the smoked/injected substances cause issues to the pulmonary system in a person. Added to the pulmonary harm from the widespread virus also…

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Giants of the Pharmaceutical Companies have Fallen. Pharmaceutical companies are coming under fire. Last year a lawsuit was beginning while this year it is set to finalize. Among the largest under fire are Mallinckrodt, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Perdue for selling excessive amounts of opioids to pharmacies, pushing out opioids into public consumption. Mallinckrodt, the largest…

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Google search is where most of us go to find something important. We scroll and scroll through the numerous options given to us, but what if it was even more simplified? What if it was even better for those seeking substance abuse facilities, mental health treatment, or even Naloxone? It is now! Google launched a…

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As a company that specializes in behavioral health billing for facilities, Inner Circle Billing and its team stay informed on all the latest trends regarding substances. This latest discovery concerning marijuana is shocking. Now that marijuana is legal in most states, there has been an increase of all things leafy. Between CBD oil for people…

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Is substance abuse a choice or is it a disease/disorder? Number of people have asked this question. Families are torn asunder from a loved one’s addiction issues. People point the finger at society, choices, Big Pharma, other family member’s influences, the list goes on, to try to alleviate the hurt and pain addiction causes those…

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Vaping is considered a “safe” alternative to smoking cigars and cigarettes. Truly how “safe” is it, when on September 10th 2019, Kansas confirmed the first ever death due to vaping? The CDC has alleged that there are at least 450 possible cases of lung disease in approximately 33 states. So, is vaping truly a safer…

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Counseling is a beneficial part of substance abuse and mental health. Getting counseling from a licensed and accredited provider will help patients receive the tools needed to thrive and live healthily. One of the US Presidents, John F Kennedy, signed into effect in 1963 a Mental Health Act to ensure that communities of people were…

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The time has finally come for addiction treatment to get a re-vamp on some policies, making treatment centers accountable for malpractice. Lawmakers in California have banded together to change policies. These changes will ensure that those suffering from addiction will get the care they deserve without fear of the center providing inadequate conditions and treatment.…

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E-cigarettes have been popular for the last several years with the conclusion that they are safer than actual cigarettes. Which is true if done properly. With less chemicals and the vapor being clean, meaning not second hand smoke, it is easy to see that this new way to smoke is popular. However, with the new…

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Here at Inner Circle Billing, our hearts are shattered to hear about this scandal. We firmly believe Behavioral Health services should be available to all, given to all as part of the Medical Necessity it was deemed to be almost 11 years ago. Recently, a California judge ruled that the giant insurance company known as…

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