Murphy touts mental health bill on Cleveland visit

September 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Rep. Tim Murphy told Clevelanders that legislation for reforming the mental health system has been “slow-walked” for too long.

Molina buys mental health providers

September 3, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

A large Medicaid managed care organization is acquiring two behavioral health providers, further evidence of an industry trend.

Grassroots movement spurs national rally for addiction awareness

September 1, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
article

The UNITE to Face Addiction rally, which will take place on the National Mall in October, aims to aggregate siloed efforts into a national push for change.

Suicide survey notes new focus areas

September 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.

Your ‘Top 10’ ICD-10 codes

August 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

With the countdown clock ticking away, here is a handy list of some codes you might want to have at your fingertips.

Understand the etiology of workplace violence

August 31, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

In light of the recent violence in Virginia, there is greater context to consider our ethical responsibility to address societal issues that damage mental health.

Vermont final state to adopt e-Rx for pain drugs

August 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

With Vermont's new policy, all states now allow for electronic prescribing. One benefit is the anticipated reduction in fraudulent or forged paper-and-pen prescriptions.

The issue is gun control

August 30, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
blog

Mental health should never be confused with other pressing social issues. A case in point is the confusion of mental health with the urgent need for national gun control legislation.

Opioid crisis gaining attention

August 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Several national and local efforts in August cast the opioid-abuse crisis in a larger context. Observers would like to see more policies directed toward prevention, treatment and coordination of services.

Clinicians track sleep cycles with wearable devices

August 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Mountainside Treatment Center is now using wearable devices to help patients thwart insomnia and sleep deprivation issues.

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Your ‘Top 10’ ICD-10 codes

August 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With the countdown clock ticking away, here is a handy list of some codes you might want to have at your fingertips.

Understand the etiology of workplace violence

August 31, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

In light of the recent violence in Virginia, there is greater context to consider our ethical responsibility to address societal issues that damage mental health.

The issue is gun control

August 30, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

Mental health should never be confused with other pressing social issues. A case in point is the confusion of mental health with the urgent need for national gun control legislation.

View Medicaid providers as investment opportunities

August 26, 2015     Patrick Pilch and Karen Meador

Medicaid reimbursement won’t be the only factor evaluated by savvy private equity investors in behavioral health.Care coordination and shared savings arrangements stand to add value.