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Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
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Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Ray Tamasi

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Steven S. Sharfstein, MD

July 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Bob Ferguson

July 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Bob Ferguson, director of Jaywalker Lodge, created his business and clinical model to address the unique needs of those in early recovery and those who have had multiple treatment episodes in their past.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Kathe Dellacecca

July 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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In less than two years since joining Sinai Health System, Kathe Dellacecca has made major strides in reshaping the way behavioral health services are delivered in some of Chicago’s most underserved urban areas.

Behavioral Healthcare announces 2016 Champions

July 18, 2016  | 
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The 2016 Behavioral Healthcare Champions Award recognizes four individuals who have been nominated for their dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence in their roles as executives of behavioral health organizations.

How CARA might help your bottom line

July 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Experts have highlighted two key points in CARA that have the potential to impact a treatment center’s bottom line: midlevel buprenorphine prescribers and new grant money.

Congress signs off on CARA: What they’re saying

July 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Following the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) by Congress, legislators and behavioral healthcare officials are now shifting their focus toward funding for the bill’s robust measures.

BREAKING: CARA moves to president’s desk

July 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The president is expected to sign the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) quickly.

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How CARA might help your bottom line

July 18, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Experts have highlighted two key points in CARA that have the potential to impact a treatment center’s bottom line: midlevel buprenorphine prescribers and new grant money.

Consider the psychological state of our settings

July 11, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

This would be a good time to check the state of our own mental healthcare unions: our clinics, hospitals and office practices. This time of year also dovetails with the annual turnover in our academic institutions.

Now is the time to close two deals

July 10, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

What is the status of pending mental health reform legislation? What is the status of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)? Our stock-taking can provide important guidance for our own next steps.

Progress on parity for persons with SMI

July 5, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

In examining the impact of parity on the care of persons with serious mental illness, we acknowledge that many of the advances have been slow and incremental over the past 50 years.