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Cures Act moves forward

December 1, 2016  |  BHE Staff
news

Behavioral health issues are decidedly bipartisan and will continue to be on the radar for lawmakers. Advocates for the Cures Act say it will help fight the opioid crisis and better coordinate mental healthcare.

Your 2017 strategic plan

November 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts are weighing in on a number of issues that absolutely must be on the radar for treatment centers in 2017.

What Works: Centers of excellence

November 28, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
article

The not-for-profit Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. is one of 50 centers of excellence funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to increase integrated behavioral health and primary care.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

Consider the details when integrating behavioral healthcare

September 15, 2016  |  Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC
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A collaborative care model must ensure that all coordinating services align with the mission to meet the needs of the population served, and here are 7 tips for doing just that.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Change can challenge the professional as much as the patient

August 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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An architect of Stages of Change theory suggests that addiction professionals often underestimate the difficulties around change, for themselves as well as their patients.

How we can improve the population health of people experiencing homelessness

August 3, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
blog

Partnerships between housing and homeless providers and behavioral health providers are one way to improve population health.

Business partnership will establish drop-in center in region still short on beds

August 2, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
article

A new Recovery Centers of America treatment facility in Danvers, Mass., will include a drop-in center that refers clients to multiple resources for addiction-related services.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
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Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

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