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Patient-centered solutions increase access to behavioral healthcare

August 1, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD

The main question in an evolving patient-centered world is whether our services and processes have been designed with the convenience of the provider or the patient in mind.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

NatCon16: Payers and providers can work together

March 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While many providers are taking increasingly combative positions when interacting with commercial payers, experts speaking at NatCon 2016 believe a mutually beneficial relationship is possible. 

NatCon16: A decade makes a difference

March 7, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Speaking at NatCon 2016 during the conference kickoff, Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, pointed out some telling comparisons between the perspectives of today and those of 2006.

High-touch centers offer embedded behavioral specialists

February 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The country’s largest health insurer just launched 10 brick-and-mortar primary care centers with a high-touch model that includes onsite, licensed, behavioral health specialists.

What Works: Partnerships serve rural populations

January 25, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Centene's grant program has identified innovative solutions in which rural stakeholders have been able to collaborate and pool their resources for greater reach.

The future includes integration strategies

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As comprehensive care models gain traction in the larger healthcare landscape, you’ll notice the integration of behavioral health and primary care, complemented by more strategic thinking.

Behavioral health's future includes integration challenges

November 4, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Individual organizations are seeking to build integration capabilities and streamline operations across their enterprises in the next three to five years.

What college students want in recovery

August 3, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

Speaker Robert Ashford identified the best and least beneficial programs to college students in recovery at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

In Missouri, two nonprofits merge

May 15, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alternative Opportunities and Preferred Family Healthcare together will cover a five state area with comprehensive primary care, supported living,...

Does it pay to be a health home?

March 16, 2015  |  Brian Albright

Primary and behavioral providers are tracking improved outcomes in more than 1 million Medicaid patients who use health homes.

Global-pay model integrates behavioral health

October 20, 2014  |  David Raths

Under Colorado's Medicaid Prime, the local health plan makes global payments to participating primary care practices and expects them to integrate behavioral health providers on their care teams


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