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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.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, authorizing programs to address substance use disorders and mental health.

Pennsylvania forum addresses workforce challenges

December 8, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

At the BHECON forum in Pennsylvania, 100 stakeholders including community health providers and government officials, joined together to discuss the workforce demands of value-based care and population health management.

Your 2017 strategic plan

November 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Behavioral health experts are weighing in on a number of issues that absolutely must be on the radar for treatment centers in 2017.

Police association pledges mental health first aid training

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

The International Association of Chiefs of Police announced a plan Monday to train 100% of officers and staff on mental health first aid.

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.

New state forums drive stakeholder solutions

August 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched the Behavioral Health + Economics Network, an initiative to foster communication between stakeholders in the mental health sector and bring about policy change.

Election 2016: Where the candidates stand

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

It's going to be an especially heated debate season with high emotion among supporters on both sides. Clinton and Trump are sharply divided on a number of issues, including several that behavioral health leaders are watching.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
article

Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

Hill Day delegates reach federal lawmakers

June 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Congressmen and their key staffers were receptive to the messages, and many said they are in fact working hard to advance legislation to increase funding, increase treatment capacity and improve access.

Medicaid rule puts IMD exclusion in better context

June 7, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
article

For behavioral health providers, the most significant provision of the new rule allows Medicaid to pay for 15 days of inpatient treatment in a facility with more than 16 beds, tempering the often bemoaned IMD exclusion.

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