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Resolve to reduce suicide in 2017

December 9, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

As it turns out, risk seems to be reduced from Christmas Day to New Year's Day, but there are always ways to reduce the rate of suicide for the highest risk patients.

‘Pyschotherapy’ apps: Be mindful of usability, clinical orientation

December 7, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Before implementing the use of mobile apps, caregivers should ensure the software is properly designed and appropriate for the type of treatment being delivered.

Reflections on our recent national election

November 30, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive reflects the market

November 28, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

You’ve probably noticed our name has change to Behavioral Healthcare Executive to underscore our long-standing focus on the C-suite owners and operators of behavioral health organizations.

No population health without behavioral health

November 18, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.

The least you need to know about the surgeon general’s report

November 17, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health is significant because not only is it the first ever report on addiction from the top federal health advocate, it’s also a document that reflects the culmination of significant changes in the national dialog.

Anxiety remains in election aftermath

November 11, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

An unexpected shift can leave people feeling unsafe and unanchored. How we re-establish our sense of safety or comfort will be an individual process for each person.

The race is over, so what can we do now?

November 10, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

If our patients were anxious before, that anxiety might escalate. We administrators and leaders have our own fear that reimbursement might be imperiled.

Donald Trump wins

November 9, 2016     Patrick Gauthier

President Trump will ensure that control is as local as possible. His promise to dismantle the ACA and create business-friendly, state-controlled conditions is a safe bet.

Tackling behavioral and public health joint endeavors

November 4, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

 Ever since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, behavioral healthcare has been warming to the notion that our field must learn and adopt the strategies and techniques of public health.

 

ICD and DSM coding compliance will be important in 2020 and beyond

November 4, 2016     Lisette Wright

Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

New fund supports treatment and recovery efforts

November 1, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Our newly created Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has established a fund to support not-for-profit organizations with a proven commitment to enhancing behavioral healthcare. Submit your grant application today!

The least you need to know about the parity task force report

October 28, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The federal parity task force issued its recommendations this week, calling for better support to implement and enforce the laws.

Taking much-needed action on parity

October 28, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.

Half of America has election anxiety, but we can offer help

October 26, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

I decided to do a little of my own research and also ask colleagues for their opinions on the profound anxiety surrounding election season. Putting that all together, here is what I found out.

Take a population health approach to violence

October 24, 2016     Patrick Gauthier

As police officers continue to respond to people experiencing mental health crises, it is imperative that service providers work with law enforcement officials in a population health approach to crime. 

New York might be setting the parity precedent

October 21, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Treatment centers nationwide would be well advised to study New York’s model because we might ultimately see the federal government tell every state to follow its example.

Assessing candidates for decision 2016

October 16, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

This election not only will determine who will become our next president, but also who will represent us in the Senate and House of the U.S. Congress, as well as in our state, county, and city offices. All of these officials will play important roles in setting our future course.

Safe Harbor leverages telepsychiatry

October 12, 2016     Jonathan Evans

With a knowledge base gleaned from operating not-for-profit community mental health centers, Safe Harbor formed a for-profit telepsychiatry business.

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