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What Works: Centerstone improves outcomes through health home model

February 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Integrating behavioral health and primary care has helped Centerstone coordinate services and provide better outcomes for patients.

Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, says while she herself tends to be optimistic, this is clearly a year to be more cautious for a number of reasons.

Repealing Medicaid expansion is deadly

February 10, 2017  |  Joe Parks
Perspectives

If Congress truly wants to cut the cost of care, some of our greatest savings would come from reducing the horrendous inefficiencies created by non-standardization.

Providers remain concerned about ACA repeal

January 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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.

CCBHC states selected for integration demo

December 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the final selection of eight states for participation in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program that aims to change payment models.

Not-for-profit CEOs command higher salaries

December 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A new survey report from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers reveals 41% variation between for-profit CEO salaries and their not-for-profit counterparts

Providers concerned about future Medicaid block grant models

December 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Healthcare providers are concerned about proposals that aim to transform Medicaid into a block grant model, potentially resulting in less funding in the future.

Market realities keep psych patients waiting for care

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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.

Opioid crisis drives Medicaid policy

October 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

In a new survey, Medicaid officials identify a number of state-based efforts they are employing to address the opioid crisis currently as well as plans for the future.

New law will expand mental health services for low-income Californians

October 11, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
news

California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a law allowing federally funded health centers and rural clinics to bill Medi-Cal for the services of licensed marriage and family therapists.

Children’s mental health agencies missing opportunities

September 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study of state children’s mental agency directors finds inadequate structures and poor organization are inhibiting the ability to improve care.

Some states fund comparatively low percentage of buprenorphine costs

September 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Advocates for Opioid Recovery recommends that governors investigate how their state Medicaid programs are covering opioid recovery treatment.

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