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What will Medicaid reform say about our society?

January 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Members of the new Congress and administration have expressed a strong desire to “reform” Medicaid, although specifics are quite scarce. An effort will be made to change Medicaid to some type of fixed federal payment.

Providers remain concerned about ACA repeal

January 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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County behavioral health service providers are especially uneasy about a wholesale repeal of ACA and what the near future might bring without a practical transition plan.

Eliminate, rename or replace the ACA?

December 27, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Within a few days after the new year, we likely will be confronted with an effort to “repeal” the Affordable Care Act. I put the word in quotes, since it is entirely unclear what repeal will mean.

 

With a new administration coming, it’s on providers to speak up

December 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With the Affordable Care Act likely to be repealed and uncertainty over what will replace it, speakers on a National Council for Behavioral Health conference call Thursday said the time is now for providers to make their voices heard in Washington.

TCIV: Trump health policy hasn’t shaken the market

December 7, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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When major policy changes are in store, the situation often makes the market jittery. However, the 2017 forecast is extremely bullish for behavioral healthcare.

TCIV: Policy gains are at risk in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The most important goal for behavioral health stakeholders under the Donald Trump administration will be to maintain the gains they’ve realized in the past 12 months.

No population health without behavioral health

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

Donald Trump wins

November 9, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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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
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 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
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Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

Market realities keep psych patients waiting for care

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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New data from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows that psychiatric patients are waiting in emergency rooms every single day with no immediate care available.

Significant challenges remain in enforcing parity laws

October 5, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Experts remain optimistic about the future of parity, even though the implementation process will be slow to bring significant change to the behavioral healthcare industry.

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