During the Behavioral Healthcare Executive Panel Series in Nashville, Tennessee, Medivance Billing Service Founder and President, Neisha Zaffuto expressed the importance of maintaining proper and thorough clinical documentation and developing a strategy to collect on patient responsibility.
Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.
The national conversation about addiction is changing, and as more people seek treatment, managed care organizations will likely give providers a closer look—especially the out-of-network providers that are submitting high-priced claims.
March 17, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Many people have come forth to reveal that the Affordable Care Act saved their lives. All of this has raised questions about the early death of persons with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development and disability conditions.
March 7, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Six words sum up the House bill released by Republicans last evening in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A quick review suggests the insured population would fall; health insurance benefits would deteriorate; and costs would escalate.
March 3, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
First, we came to understand the key role played by personal health literacy. Then, we added health activation. Now, we are opening chapter three of this trinity—self-management. This often is referred to as self-direction in behavioral health.