Editors Picks

Center for Discovery Chicago appoints new program director

April 23, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Robyn Welk-Richards PhD, LCSW, MSW, will serve as the new Program Director of Center for Discovery Chicago.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: A Unique Teaching Curriculum

April 22, 2014    

Understanding the ICD-10 and DSM-5 Side By Side

Rogers appoints new regional medical director

April 22, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The new regional medical director will begin the new role with responsibility for medical leadership at Rogers’ first out-of-state satellite location, Rogers Behavioral Health – Tampa Bay, opening in Florida in September.

Two new regional conferences for addiction professionals set for 2015

April 22, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Vendome Healthcare Media will be hosting both an East Coast and West Coast conference in addition to its National Conference on Addiction Disorders for 2015.

CMS posts inpatient psychiatric hospital quality data

April 18, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Bedbugs in the waiting room

April 15, 2014     Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.

At the 2011 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, a series of case reports were presented showing how bedbugs can be responsible for a wide range of emotional and mental symptoms and can cause significant impairment, even leading to suicidal...

Rosecrance names new administrator

April 15, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The new administrator will oversee adult mental health operations, including triage emergency services and the crisis residential program, soon to be combined in the creation of the Crisis Stabilization Center in downtown Rockford.

Pa. behavioral health systems announce plans to affiliate

April 10, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Stairways Behavioral Health and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems have announced that their Boards of Directors have mutually approved a resolution to affiliate under a common Support Corporation.

Transformation in Philadelphia

April 7, 2014     Jon Korczykowski, M.A.

The Institute of Medicine’s Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century in 2001 was a wake-up call. Philadelphia’s behavioral health system heard it and took action. 

Centerstone receives $200,000 grant for crisis services

April 4, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Funding will create the "Crisis Services High-Risk Follow-Up Project,” an extended outreach service to assist people in suicidal crisis by improving access to life-saving support, resources and treatment.

UPDATE: Obama signs legislation: mental health provision approved, ICD-10 delayed

April 2, 2014     Mark Hagland

With the official signature of President Barack Obama for the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, $900 million in funding for the Excellence in Mental Health pilot programs moves forward, the compliance date of...

Payment and service delivery changes ahead

April 2, 2014     Dennis Grantham

Among the major changes projected for behavioral healthcare providers are these...