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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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PsychU National Forum: Future Of Technology & Mental Health

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Pharmacist Corner Flyer

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) “I’m Here” Initiative

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Daily Cannabis Use Results In 50% Lower Odds Of Using Illicit Opioids Among Those With Chronic Pain

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Psychiatric Medication Group Best Practice For Pharmacists

This podcast highlights pharmacist-run medication group sessions for patients with mental illness. Drs. Melissa Mitchell and Andrew Williams share their …

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Lean Into Mindfulness

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How To Avoid Digital Culture Shock

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Managing Your Team To ‘Tech Savvy’

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Addiction By The Numbers

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Private Practices Less Likely To Invest In EHR Technology

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40 States & D.C. Have Expanded Telemedicine Coverage Or Reimbursement Since 2017

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Ready To Collect More Cash?

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA

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Addressing Social Determinants: Impacting Health & Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine (SDoH Series Part 1)

Social determinants of health (SDoH) – like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access …

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Implementing Measurement-Based Care—From Idea To Action

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Project 2025

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Cognitive Function & Neuroprotection In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has a worldwide prevalence of approximately 1%.1 Individuals living with the disease often experience neurocognitive deficits, as well as …

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Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP)

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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, …

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State Of The Science 2019: REMS & Other Hot Topics In Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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Metrics, Oversight, Politics, & Treatment Decisions: Studying The Interrelation Between Risk & Protective Factors For Burnout Among VHA PTSD Specialty Clinic Teams

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National & State Behavioral Health Systems: Changes On The Horizon

Over the past two years, legislative changes have had a significant impact on the behavioral health industry landscape, particularly in …

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State Of The Science 2019: Where Are We With Depression Care In The United States?

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Benefits & Challenges Of Smartphone Use In Mental Health

Pew Research Center statistics indicate that 95% of Americans now own some type of cellphone, and that 77% are smartphones.1 …

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State Of The Science 2019: Advances In Understanding & Treating Schizophrenia

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Behavioral Health Response Immediately Following A Mass Shooting (Part 8 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the behavioral health services immediately provided following the mass shooting which occurred on June …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Long-Term Behavioral Health Services In Response To A Mass Shooting (Part 9 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the long-term behavioral health services being provided in her community, to the congregation and …

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Digital Interventions In Psychiatry: Part 2

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Tackling Behavioral Health Provider Shortages: Health Plan Strategies From Access To Engagement

Given the growing demand and shrinking availability of clinical professionals – both psychiatrists and allied health providers such as social workers …

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The ‘Melting’ Value Chain

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24% Of Health Care Executives Say Integration Was The Top Driver For Mergers & Acquisitions

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Making Telehealth Work—Reimbursement & Great Execution Required

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Behavioral Health Medicaid Trends Show States’ Desire To Innovate, Shift Toward Integrated Financing Models

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Proportion Of Medicare Advantage & Commercial Populations Using Prescription Opioids Unchanged

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Preparing For Value-Based Reimbursement—Even Before The Contracts Are Signed

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CMS Clarifies Funding Streams For Opioid-Related HIT

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychologists

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Is Involuntary Commitment The Right Solution For The Opioid Crisis?

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Google AI Predicts Hospital Inpatient Death Risks With 94% Accuracy

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Trump Administration Proposes Federal Reorganization Of Health & Social Services

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The Catch-22 Of Charity Care

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One-Third Of Millennial Caregivers Care For Someone With A Mental/Emotional Health Issue

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Health Plan Population Health Management Strategies: How Policy Affects Serving Complex Members

Care for individuals with behavioral health conditions typically costs 2-3 times as much, on average, as care for individuals without …

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Economic Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Exceeds $1 Trillion Over 16 Years

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The State ‘Crazy Quilt’ Of Opioid Treatment Policy

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Summary: The State of Mental Health in America, 2018

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Mental Health Awareness Following A Mass Shooting

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Managing Obesity In Managing ‘Whole Person Health’

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The Collision Of Food Policy & Health Care Costs

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Spending For Consumers With Comorbid Medical & Behavioral Conditions At 34% Of Total U.S. Health Care Spending

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Four Large Hospital Groups Partner With The Veterans Administration Health System To Create Pharmaceutical Alternative

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Presidential Executive Order Issued To Expand Mental Health Care For Veterans

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Optum To Acquire DaVita Medical Group For $4.9 Billion

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The Emerging Medicaid Specialty Health Plan Market

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Google Suspends Addiction Treatment Referral Ads Worldwide

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Potential & Limitations Of Mobile Technology As A Tool For Mental Health Assessment

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The Merger Of Retail With Health Plans—Strategy, Please

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Medical Licensure Questions & Physician Reluctance To Seek Care For Mental Health Conditions

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Cost Per Claim For Medicaid FFS Specialty Drugs Rose 20% In 2016

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Options For Alternative Payment Models For Behavioral Health

Over the past few years, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not so quietly been in …

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U.S. Adult Suicide Attempts Rise Over Past Decade

Between 2004 and 2013, the percentage of adults in the United States who reported making a suicide attempt during the …

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Graduates Of Higher Ranked U.S. Medical Schools Wrote Fewer Opioid Prescriptions From 2006 To 2014 Than Graduates Of Lower Ranked Schools

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Payer, Provider, Partner

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Be Ethical Or Be Regulated

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Technology Makes ‘Lifetime Learning’ A Leadership Must

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Moving To The Flip Side – Telehealth, Urgent Care & Medical Homes

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Adherence To Antipsychotics Associated With Lower Psychiatric Hospitalization Rates & Expenditures

Adherence to antipsychotic therapy among Medicare Part D enrollees with schizophrenia is associated with a lower probability of psychiatric hospitalization …

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Behavioral Health Home Participants Had Fewer Psych Hospitalizations & ER Visits

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Lifestyle Changes Are Effective For Preventing Dementia

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A Tool To Predict Risk Of Violence In Individuals With Schizophrenia Spectrum Or Bipolar Disorder

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Q&A: The MACRA Quality Payment Program: What Behavioral Health Care Professionals Should Know

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Among Women Up 75% From 2005 To 2014, Men’s Hospitalizations Rise 55%

Between 2005 and 2014, opioid-related hospitalizations increased by 75% among women and by 55% among men. The rate of such …

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84% Of Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers Want More Support From Family

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Q&A: Identifying Populations For Care Coordination Interventions: The Health Plan Perspective

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Covariates Of Depression & High Utilizers Of Healthcare: Impact On Resource Use & Costs

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California Medicaid Developing Capitated Payment Model For FQHCs

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Stigma & Discrimination Experienced By People Living With Severe & Persistent Mental Illness In Assertive Community Treatment Settings

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Myths & Misconceptions In Mental Health – PsychU Stigma Anniversary Interview With Michael Townsend, LMSW

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How Will The 21st Century Cures Act Affect Behavioral Health?

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From An Extension Of Government Policy To Competitive Service Providers – The Strategy Evolution For Non-Profit Executives

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Bridging The Gaps In Mental Health Care Coordination In Oklahoma

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Opinions On The Treatment Of MDD

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Dealing With Stigma In Mental Health: Are We Making Progress?

Individuals living with mental health conditions can face significant stigma, not only from the public, but also from health care …

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Thinking Of Creating A Digital Health App?

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Addressing The Ethical & Legal Concerns Of Caregiver Involvement In The Treatment Planning Process: Recommendations For Psychiatrists

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MHA Reports On The State Of Mental Health In America (2017)

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Understanding The Role Of Social Determinants In Population Health Management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define social determinants of health as economic and social conditions that influence the …

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CMS Picks Six Medicare Part D Plans For Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Model

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Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

For individuals living with mental health disorders, stigmatization can form a barrier to seeking help and achieving recovery and social …

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Access To Mental Health Care Increased Between 2004 & 2012

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Fraud Front & Center

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Paying For Value In Mental Health Services: Perspectives From The Field

The shift to value-based reimbursement for health care is soon to be the norm and the provision of mental health …

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The News That Moves The Needle – The New Rules

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The Impact Of Integrated Health Homes On Mental Health Service Delivery

The Medicaid health home option was established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and implementation began …

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The 340B Program: The Big Questions

Last week we covered the “rules” of the 340B Drug Discount Program (340B Program), which requires drug manufacturers to provide …

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Laura & John Arnold Foundation Awards $7.2 Million To Four Organizations For Value-Based Pharmacy Purchasing Models

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CMS Considering More Care Coordination Reporting For Dual Eligible Demonstrations

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How Prescription Drugs Are Affected By Changes In Healthcare Financing & Policy

Interview with Babette Edgar, PharmD, MBA, president-elect of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and the principal of BluePeak Advisors. …

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Keys To Marketing To Millennial Consumers

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Behavioral Health In The Era Of Value-Based Care: Improving Quality & Lowering Costs Through Population Health Management

From health plans to provider systems, success in the current health care environment is dependent on an organization’s ability to …

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The Urgent Care Opportunity

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The Collaborative Care Model: A Look Under The Hood

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes Show Fewer Emergency Department Visits For Medicare Patients

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