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Understand the etiology of workplace violence

H. Steven Moffic, MD

In light of the recent violence in Virginia, there is greater context to consider our ethical responsibility to address societal issues that damage mental health.

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What might success in integrated care bring?

June 12, 2013    
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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...

Murphy touts mental health bill on Cleveland visit

September 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Rep. Tim Murphy told Clevelanders that legislation for reforming the mental health system has been “slow-walked” for too long.

Grassroots movement spurs national rally for addiction awareness

September 1, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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The UNITE to Face Addiction rally, which will take place on the National Mall in October, aims to aggregate siloed efforts into a national push for change.

Suicide survey notes new focus areas

September 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.

Vermont final state to adopt e-Rx for pain drugs

August 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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With Vermont's new policy, all states now allow for electronic prescribing. One benefit is the anticipated reduction in fraudulent or forged paper-and-pen prescriptions.

The issue is gun control

August 30, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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Mental health should never be confused with other pressing social issues. A case in point is the confusion of mental health with the urgent need for national gun control legislation.

Fraud Force nabs therapists in Florida

August 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Three mental health therapists and a medical director were convicted of healthcare fraud in a scheme to bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $63 million.

View Medicaid providers as investment opportunities

August 26, 2015     Patrick Pilch and Karen Meador
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Medicaid reimbursement won’t be the only factor evaluated by savvy private equity investors in behavioral health.Care coordination and shared savings arrangements stand to add value.

Our destination is dignity

August 26, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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With the clarion cry, “Our destination is dignity,” they set out across the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Destination Dignity March proved to be a landmark event in the annals of American mental health.

Community initiatives to promote health and wellbeing

August 25, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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There are roles that communities must play in altering the calculus through which the negative social and physical determinants of health cause disease and disability in community members.

As a public company, AAC encounters more scrutiny

August 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Being a public company opens up an organization to intense scrutiny. American Addiction Centers recently provided an update to address the online reports related to its pending litigation.

The least you need to know about a new parity ruling

August 21, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A district court ruling paves the way for a 2014 parity suit against UnitedHealth Group to move forward.