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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.

15 ways to reduce barriers for the LGBT community

July 29, 2014     Julie Miller
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Implement these 15 tips, from a recent SAMHSA presentation

Leverage effective marketing in a post-ACA environment

July 28, 2014     David Stone, PhD and Stephen McLean
article

Community mental health providers must be able to adapt their business models to effectively reach new consumers

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Part 2: Language and Coding

July 28, 2014     Lisette Wright
blog

No timely resolution in sight for the ICD/DSM dilemma

Violent patients are more than just occupational hazards

July 28, 2014     H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

Refine your policies to address the real risk of violent patients in treatment settings

FACT FILE: Update on Virginia’s psychiatric bed registry

July 25, 2014     Julie Miller
news

The registry was a decade in the making but still needs improvement, according to lawmakers

1 million enrollees stuck in Medicaid limbo

July 25, 2014     Kaiser Health News
news

Consumer groups are suing the state of Tennessee for failing to fix ongoing enrollment problems for more than 1 million people who are entitled to Medicaid coverage

ICYMI: Congressional leaders set up test to unplug IMD exclusion

July 24, 2014     Julie Miller
news

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    
blog

Negative social determinants, such as poverty and lack of education, increase the likelihood that one will be exposed to trauma—physical, emotional, sexual. Although we cannot prevent it, we can reduce its negative effects

Medicaid authorization hampers access to antipsychotics

July 23, 2014     Julie Miller
news

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
article

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.

Blogs

Leaving 'your' legacy: It’s not about you

July 28, 2014     Terry Axelrod

If you are one of those superstars in your arena, you no doubt know the test is in your legacy.

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Part 2: Language and Coding

July 28, 2014     Lisette Wright

No timely resolution in sight for the ICD/DSM dilemma

Violent patients are more than just occupational hazards

July 28, 2014     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Refine your policies to address the real risk of violent patients in treatment settings

Will Your Zip Code be fateful for your health?

July 24, 2014    

Negative social determinants, such as poverty and lack of education, increase the likelihood that one will be exposed to trauma—physical, emotional, sexual. Although we cannot prevent it, we can reduce its negative effects