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Elements' growth reflective of industry trend

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Elements Behavioral Health network is growing with a new property opening, an acquisition and a potential sale of the organization.

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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...

Health Activation to Prevent Infectious Diseases

January 23, 2015    

Almost invariably, we view health activation as a means of dealing with the triggers for mental and substance use conditions. This is shown in a recent and important report from SAMHSA, "Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease...

Murphy pledges to reintroduce bill

January 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rep. Tim Murphy aims to get the Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act back on the radar in 2015.

Can providers sue for higher Medicaid pay?

January 21, 2015     Kaiser Health News

The Supreme Court held hearings to decide whether the U.S. Constitution gives providers the right to sue a state to increase their pay. In Idaho,...

Where free speech and psychiatry meet

January 20, 2015    

The benefits and risks of free speech have been in the news ever since the recent murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists by Muslim extremists.

CMS Administrator Tavenner stepping down

January 16, 2015     Gabriel Perna

Marilyn Tavenner's legacy will be tied to the botched initial launch of the insurance shopping website,, and the expansion of Medicaid.

8 behavioral health policy issues in 2015

January 15, 2015     David Raths

The focus this year is on enforcing regulations, such as parity, that are already on the books, while keeping up the momentum on new proposals, such as EHR incentives.

Betty Ford Centers opens in West Los Angeles

January 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Officials say the new clinic is a key part of the Betty Ford organization's strategy to expand outpatient services in California and nationally.

Coalition goes to Washington to discuss behavioral health infrastructure

January 13, 2015     Julia Brown

According to the Coalition for Whole Health, HHS wants to find ways to build up the infrastructure needed to support those with behavioral health needs.


Dominion Diagnostics takes key role in 2015 National Conference on Addiction Disorders

January 12, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Dominion Diagnostics and Addiction Professional will partner on regional and local events in 2015 that provide valuable networking and educational opportunities.

Medication restrictions burden patients and clinicians

January 9, 2015     Brian Albright

Prescription limits adversely affect patient outcomes and swamp clinicians with paperwork, but do they actually cut costs? 

A surgeon general we should embrace

January 7, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

The new U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, a Boston internist, has the qualities we need in a leader, including advocating for behavioral health.