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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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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...

Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With high-value acquisitions, such as Acadia and CRC, many wonder if a national brand is a distinct possibility in behavioral health

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The deal would be valued at more than $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

FACT FILE: Recreational marijuana ballot issues

October 29, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., each have recreational marijuana measures on the November 2014 ballot

Stop expecting policymakers to prevent tragic events like Marysville

October 27, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The behavioral health community might be better off seeking home-grown innovation rather than fragile political policy

How about a Thanksgiving Thank-a-thon?

October 20, 2014     Terry Axelrod

People remember a personal "thank you," and, right now, on the front edge of the holiday season, you have full license to call them for no other reason than to say "thank you."

Flu scares me more than Ebola

October 17, 2014     Julie Miller

I wish the mainstream media would be as concerned about the flu as they are about Ebola

Addictions emerge as the nation's #1 public health crisis

October 17, 2014     Linda Rosenberg

We need not wait for the next high-profile overdose death to realize that addictions have emerged as America’s biggest public health crisis, nor should we stop asking tough questions

Proposed bill could mandate drug testing for college athletes in Ohio

October 14, 2014     Julia Brown

Ohio would be the first state to require testing and set penalties for college athletes caught using illegal substances if the measure passes.


Keeping those at-risk out of jail

October 14, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Indiana's new drug court focuses on interventions instead of incarceration.

Florida’s medical marijuana initiative could take liability away from providers

October 10, 2014     Julia Brown

Vague wording in the proposed legislation has industry experts speaking out and encouraging increased public education and due diligence as Election Day draws near.