As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues toward a January 2014 milestone, initial optimism has been muted by some very real concerns. So what could go wrong? Here are seven things that got my attention.
May 16, 2013 Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief, with Mark Hagland, Contributing Editor
Tavenner nomination overcomes political opposition to the Affordable Care Act; 91-7 Senate vote makes her the first permanent administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in nearly a decade
As the design team was choosing patient chairs for the new geriatric med-psych unit at Saint Mary's Health Care, not only did they have to incorporate the safety requirements of adult psychiatric patients but they also had to address the medical and comfort needs of geriatric patients.
Co-located with NCAD 2013, the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit offers a unique opportunity for executive, operational, and strategic leadership of the nation’s behavioral healthcare organizations and providers to connect with the latest issues.
There's no predictive device available today to predict and prevent another Sandy Hook, Aurora, or Tuscon tragedy. But a prominent psychiatrist says that risk assessment measures, followed by treatment, could prevent future incidents
E/M coding cannot be time-based when used with time-based add-on psychotherapy codes, says a coding expert. His advice: use a two-part note, with one section describing E/M services and the other section for psychotherapy.
In previous articles, Ashcraft has discussed how to help people-in-recovery feel that their contributions are valued and has discussed how the The "Strengths Bank" provides a framework for recognizing and building personal strengths and then learning how to use them. In this new addition, she shares how to go about playing the "Strengths Bank" game.