Top Stories

Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis

Linda Rosenberg

We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions

Global-pay model integrates behavioral health

David Raths

Under Colorado's Medicaid Prime, the local health plan makes global payments to participating primary care practices and expects them to integrate behavioral health providers on their care teams

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

Julie Miller

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

Brian Albright

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

7 ways to break up with paper

David Raths

Electronic health records aren't the only avenue for reducing the piles of paper in your organization. Here are 7 more tips to drive your digital strategy.

FACT FILE: Recreational marijuana ballot issues

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., each have recreational marijuana measures on the November 2014 ballot

Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

With high-value acquisitions, such as Acadia and CRC, many wonder if a national brand is a distinct possiblity in behavioral health

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The deal would be valued at more than $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

FACT FILE: Recreational marijuana ballot issues

October 29, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., each have recreational marijuana measures on the November 2014 ballot

7 ways to break up with paper

October 28, 2014     David Raths
article

Electronic health records aren't the only avenue for reducing the piles of paper in your organization. Here are 7 more tips to drive your digital strategy.

Centerstone facility integrates behavioral, primary care

October 28, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
article

A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.

Stop expecting policymakers to prevent tragic events like Marysville

October 27, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The behavioral health community might be better off seeking home-grown innovation rather than fragile political policy

MBHOs set the bar on complex case management

October 27, 2014     Julia Brown
article

The environmental shift of individuals with serious mental illness into managed care programs took part in influencing the accreditation additions.

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital rebuilds after hurricane

October 24, 2014     Brian Albright
article

The primary challenge was not the design itself, but completing a functional, welcoming facility on a fast-track schedule with input from dozens of stakeholders 

NIH funds study of social media’s impact on substance abuse

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced more than $11 million over three years to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller
article

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

Blogs

Mental health and you MHU: A new mobile app for crisis response

October 30, 2014    

All of us can recount situations in which mental illness was recognized, but no one knew what action to take. Help is just one click away on MHU.

Stop expecting policymakers to prevent tragic events like Marysville

October 27, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The behavioral health community might be better off seeking home-grown innovation rather than fragile political policy

Preparing our national Ebola response

October 20, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

Ebola is a vicious health and social threat. Control procedures can be implemented when active cases are suspected or discovered. However, it is imperative that effective response planning occur now...

How about a Thanksgiving Thank-a-thon?

October 20, 2014     Terry Axelrod

People remember a personal "thank you," and, right now, on the front edge of the holiday season, you have full license to call them for no other reason than to say "thank you."