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2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Pam Womack

Julie Miller

Pam Womack has created a specialized model of care for those in poverty who also have mental illnesses, offering case management, psychiatry, mobile crisis services, 24-hour walk-in assistance, and integrated care.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Robert Simpson

Julie Miller

Robert E. Simpson Jr., MPH, DSW, President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. His leadership includes driving process improvement that led to higher admission rates and better financial performance.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Joty Sikand

Julie Miller

Joty Sikand, PsyD, President, The Hume Center, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes strategic initiatives to measure outcomes for the benefit of clinical improvement and financial sustainability.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Debra Rex

Julie Miller

Debra Rex, MA, MEd, President and CEO, Beech Brook, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, the community and client needs.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Johnny Patout

Julie Miller

Johnny Patout, CEO, New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, was chosen as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. His leadership includes the number-one rule of treating everyone with kindness and respect--always.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Nancy Cottingham

Julie Miller

Nancy Cottingham, LCSW, CEO, Horizon Behavioral Health, was selected as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Her leadership includes maintaining client service while tightly managing the business.

ICMY: Ohio Congressional leaders set up test to unplug IMD exclusion

July 24, 2014     Julie Miller
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Congresswoman Fudge and the nine co-sponsors of an IMD exclusion bill introduced in the house believe the project will create a model to expand community-based treatment options for those who need it. 

Will Your Zip Code be Fateful for Your Health?

July 24, 2014    
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We have learned that negative social determinants, such as poverty and lack of education, dramatically increase the likelihood that one will have fewer life chances and will be exposed to trauma—physical, emotional, sexual. That’s how these...

Medicaid authorization hampers access to antipsychotics

July 23, 2014     Julie Miller
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One study shows Medicaid cost-cutting policies that require prior authorization for atypical antipsychotics can lead to negative downstream effects

Find a home for patients’ personal items

July 23, 2014     Joseph Doherty
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Patients often become fixated on their personal belongings or might need to retrieve a forgotten personal item, requiring staff to dedicate patient-care time to retrieving patient belongings.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: The language and coding conundrums

July 20, 2014     Lisette Wright
blog

How do we reconcile the language differences for consistency?

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Pam Womack

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller
article

Pam Womack has created a specialized model of care for those in poverty who also have mental illnesses, offering case management, psychiatry, mobile crisis services, 24-hour walk-in assistance, and integrated care.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Raymond V. Tamasi

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller
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A pioneer in the field, Ray Tamasi was among the first in the industry to recognize the value of opiate-blocking medication therapy.

2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Theresa Fawvor

July 18, 2014     Julie Miller
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Among her achievements, Theresa Fawvor was instrumental in launching four mental health crisis clinics in underserved areas.

American Addiction Centers' planned IPO fuels ongoing investment discussion

July 17, 2014     Gary Enos
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 The role and impact of investment dollars in the addiction treatment industry continues to be a much-watched topic, reinforced this month with American Addiction Centers' filing of plans to raise $75 million in an initial public offering....

Medicare paid OB/GYNs for doing your job

July 16, 2014     Julie Miller
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Why would Medicare pay physicians who have no specific training to counsel and diagnose seniors? These folks might be taking cash out of your pocket.

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Will Your Zip Code be Fateful for Your Health?

July 24, 2014    

We have learned that negative social determinants, such as poverty and lack of education, dramatically increase the likelihood that one will have fewer life chances and will be exposed to trauma—physical, emotional, sexual. That’s how these negative determinants play a role in...

ICD-10 and DSM-5: The language and coding conundrums

July 20, 2014     Lisette Wright

How do we reconcile the language differences for consistency?

Rights asserted by our founders can identify common ground on needed mental health legislation

July 9, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

Today, we are engaged in a landmark effort to identify common ground for the best features of two very important pieces of proposed national mental health legislation. Recently, Representatives Ron Barber and Tim Murphy each have proposed very different visions for the future of America’s...

Asking naturally—You can do this

July 7, 2014    

The key to a successful 'ask' is being a real human being—not a robot with a script, but a regular person who truly cares about this organization and this donor.