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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.

Prepare for dramatic growth in the elderly population

October 3, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Between 2010 and 2030, unprecedented growth will occur in the elderly, age 65 and over population of the United States. About 5.3 million elderly persons will have a substance use condition, compared with 3 million elderly persons today. We must prepare now....

Fostering equity for all Americans

September 19, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The national elections of 2016 are bringing the problems of inequity in American society into exceptional relief. Lessons from seminal conference held last week at Washington University can help each of us address the actions we must take.

Key domestic challenges for our next president

September 8, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Major issues exist in the economic insecurity of working class Americans; in the engagement of our children and persons with disabilities in our criminal justice system; and in the inability of our major political institutions to function effectively, to name...

Election 2016: Assess the vice presidential candidates

September 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A look into the political records of vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence offers a glimpse into their stances on key healthcare issues.

Hillary Clinton offers excellent mental health policy proposals

August 30, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Hillary Clinton stated categorically that mental health will be a top priority of her administration. She also stated categorically that she will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year in office. We could not ask for more.

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