The U.S. system splits consumers into narrow categories, and that fragmentation alone has led to a significant amount of waste, according to Uwe Reinhardt speaking at the National Council for Behavioral Health annual conference this week.
Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.
March 3, 2017 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
First, we came to understand the key role played by personal health literacy. Then, we added health activation. Now, we are opening chapter three of this trinity—self-management. This often is referred to as self-direction in behavioral health.