Late last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules to prevent patient injuries and deaths from the improper use
Behavioral healthcare has had an image problem. For too long the U.S. public has viewed behavioral health (and those of us who provide it) as a
Ed Diehl clearly recalls the moment when he knew it was time for his addiction treatment organization to stop being complicit in what he and others
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon release proposed regulations for Medicaid's Rehabilitation Option which, in CMS's own
In March, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published Mental Health, United States, 2004. Since I have been
Since 1975, legislative study after study has encouraged the downsizing, if not closure, of at least some of Virginia's 13 state facilities (both
One of the first lessons new healthcare editors receive is how to describe people with disabilities, diseases, medical conditions, etc. “People with
Each presidential election cycle, at least one candidate steps up to the podiums across America to remind us of our unmet healthcare needs. U.S. Sen.
In my December editorial, I discussed the case of Timothy Joe Souders. The New York Times reported in November that Souders, who had a history of
A few weeks ago, Sen. Barack Obama told a healthcare advocacy group that he was determined to have universal healthcare coverage in America by 2013.
This issue's cover stories focus on information technology, a topic we cover in some form or another in every issue of Behavioral Healthcare. In
The 2006 midterm elections brought changes few thought possible a year ago. The Democratic Party regained control of the U.S. House of
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