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Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

Julie Miller

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

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October 17, 2014     Julie Miller

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Centerstone plans Manatee Glens merger

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Colleges bolster substance abuse, suicide prevention programming

October 7, 2014     Julia Brown

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