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Leverage effective marketing in a post-ACA environment

David Stone, PhD and Stephen McLean

Community mental health providers must be able to adapt their business models to effectively reach new consumers

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What might success in integrated care bring?

June 12, 2013    

I wonder what success in integrated care might bring. If we succeed in extending the average life span of people with Serious Mental Illness, how will that impact us as a system programmatically and financially...

Violent patients are more than just occupational hazards

July 28, 2014     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Refine your policies to address the real risk of violent patients in treatment settings

FACT FILE: Update on Virginia’s psychiatric bed registry

July 25, 2014     Julie Miller

The registry was a decade in the making but still needs improvement, according to lawmakers

1 million enrollees stuck in Medicaid limbo

July 25, 2014     Kaiser Health News

Consumer groups are suing the state of Tennessee for failing to fix ongoing enrollment problems for more than 1 million people who are entitled to Medicaid coverage

ICYMI: Congressional leaders set up test to unplug IMD exclusion

July 24, 2014     Julie Miller

Congresswoman Fudge and the nine co-sponsors of an IMD exclusion bill introduced in the house believe the project will create a model to expand community-based treatment options for those who need it. 

Will Your Zip Code be fateful for your health?

July 24, 2014    

Negative social determinants, such as poverty and lack of education, increase the likelihood that one will be exposed to trauma—physical, emotional, sexual. Although we cannot prevent it, we can reduce its negative effects

American Addiction Centers' planned IPO fuels ongoing investment discussion

July 17, 2014     Gary Enos

 The role and impact of investment dollars in the addiction treatment industry continues to be a much-watched topic, reinforced this month with American Addiction Centers' filing of plans to raise $75 million in an initial public offering....

Medicare paid OB/GYNs for doing your job

July 16, 2014     Julie Miller

Why would Medicare pay physicians who have no specific training to counsel and diagnose seniors? These folks might be taking cash out of your pocket.

Insurers still dropping the ball on parity

July 14, 2014     Julie Miller

Legal settlements highlight health plans' shortcomings in operationalizing parity within their coverage rules.

Rights asserted by our founders can identify common ground on needed mental health legislation

July 9, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

Today, we are engaged in a landmark effort to identify common ground for the best features of two very important pieces of proposed national mental health legislation. Recently, Representatives Ron Barber and Tim Murphy each have proposed very different...

U.S. prisons unable to meet mental health needs

July 8, 2014     Julie Miller

It's hard enough meeting the demand for behavioral health services, but add the complexity of the prison system, and you've got a perfect storm.

Providers react to recession ripples by diversifying levels of care

June 30, 2014     Julie Miller

Residential care is thinning out as state budget pressures drive higher utilization in community-based levels of care.