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Perspectives On International Guidelines for Depression: Follow-Up Question & Answer Discussion With Dr. Sagar Parikh

In April, PsychU brought you our first global panel event focusing on perspectives surrounding international depression guidelines.  As a follow-up …

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Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Linea Johnson, highlights Ms. Johnson’s lived experience with friends …

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Decreases In Exercise Closely Linked With Higher Rates Of Depression During COVID-19

Decreases in exercise are closely linked with higher rates of depression during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). From March to July …

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Social Cognitive Impairment Similar In Schizophrenia & Autism

Those with “schizophrenia spectrum disorders” (SSDs) and those with “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) have similar levels of social cognitive impairment. …

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Frequent Psychiatric Hospitalization Is Highest Among Those With Schizophrenia

The odds of becoming a “high utilizer” of psychiatric hospital services are highest among those with schizophrenia, at 111% higher. …

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Cuyahoga County, Ohio To Launch Jail Diversion Center For Behavioral Health Treatment

Cuyahoga County and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board are opening a pre-arrest diversion center that …

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider (ROPA Series Part 1)

Recovery is possible for most individuals living with a mental health condition and this is a process that can improve …

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Alcohol-Induced Deaths Among Adults Increased 43% Between 2006 & 2018; Overall Rate For Women Increased 76%

Between 2006 and 2018, the age-adjusted rate of alcohol-induced death among adults aged 25 and older rose by 43%, from …

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Managing The A To “Z” Of Health, You May Be More Ready Than You Think

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Will Investing In Social Determinants Pay Off?

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Quality Assurance Initiatives In Psychiatric Pharmacy

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP and Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP address administrative, regulatory, and clinical …

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“I’m here…”: Making Connections

Maria Margaglione, of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and Jeff Fink, owner of Go Fetch Wellness, talk about …

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Addressing Racial Bias In Health Care: Practice & Organizational Perspectives

Racial bias is evident at both the health delivery system level and educational/organizational level. Addressing racial bias in health care …

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The Relationship Of Cognitive Deficits With Mental & Physical Quality Of Life In Major Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent, disabling mood disorder with clinical features including cognitive dysfunction, social impairments, and physical …

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Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with …

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Understanding Longitudinal Post-Traumatic Stress After Pregnancy Loss

Early unplanned pregnancy loss is common. Between 10% and 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage—that is, the loss of a …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Influence Of Media On COVID-19 Experience

In her 2018 interview on mental health around 9/11, Dr. Kelly Stein-Marcus’ closing comments were on the effect of media …

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Integration Of Behavioral Health Care & Primary Health Care: The Past, The Present & The Future

The integration of behavioral health care into primary care is one approach to bridging the care continuum and increasing access …

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Vaccines & Vaccine Development (Part 3 Of 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Adaptive immune responses and/or effective vaccines are required to safeguard mankind from many viruses that rely on a human host …

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“I’m Here…”: Peer To Friend: How To Help

What happens when one friend tells another that her depression recently worsened, to the point where she needed a hospital …

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Future of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA

In this interview, Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Sloan Manning, M.D.

In this interview, Sloan Manning, M.D., PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Dwayne Mayes

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Co-Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the COVID-19 …

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Update On The Role Of Gut Microbiota Modulation For The Treatment & Prevention Of Mood & Anxiety

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Collaborative Care In Mental Health

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Motivational Interviewing

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Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry Part 1 Of 2

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PANSS-6: A Tool For Measure-Based Care In Schizophrenia

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Effects Of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor & C-Reactive Protein On Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia: Existing Evidence

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Psychiatry Perspectives On Patient Care In A Post-Pandemic World (Part 2 Of 2-Part Series)

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial impact on mental health, as well as on its treatment. In the …

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Important Findings About Suicide Risk & Eating Disorders

Individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of suicide, compared with the general population. Some 20% of deaths among …

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Two-Thirds Of Adults With High Deductible Health Plans Have A Health Savings Account; Most Do Not Contribute

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Over 10 Million U.S. People Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Insurance By The End Of 2020

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IRS Says For-Profit Health Care Provider Organizations Must Pay Taxes On CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments

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Inflammation & Neurological Sequelae (Part 2 of 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Viruses have represented a significant threat for many years and have received increased focus as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Within Kaiser Health System, 14% Of Appointments Took Place Via Phone Or Video Telemedicine Visits Between 2016 & 2018

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Homelessness Projected To Rise 45% By The End Of 2020 Due To COVID-19 Unemployment

Unemployment is projected to increase homelessness by up to 45%, from 568,000 as of January 2020 to more than 800,000 …

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator: Follow-Up Q&A

During this question-and-answer session, Jessica Hull, MS, Amy Molloy, MSW, and Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW, respond to unanswered questions from …

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CooperRiis Launches New Intensive Clinical Program For Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Household Size & Employment Status Are Key Factors In Mental Health Among Canadians During COVID-19

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Kroger Health Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization For Its COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit

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Interview With A Patient In A First-Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program

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Center On Addiction Rebrands As ‘Partnership To End Addiction’

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Why Value-Based Purchasing For Medications Matters

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Humana Selects Icertis To Digitally Transform Its Contracting Process

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Within Kaiser Health System, 14% Of Appointments Took Place Via Phone Or Video Telemedicine Visits Between 2016 & 2018

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Blue Cross Of North Carolina Launches Program To Pay Primary Care Practices To Switch To Value-Based Model

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The Present & The Future May Be Virtual—But What Are The Rules?

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Recovery Access Coalition Launches To Advocate For Digital Therapeutics

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North Carolina Selects Provider Organizations For COVID-19 Testing & Contact Tracing

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Medicare Proposes Allowing Continued Use Of Telehealth For Home Health Provider Organizations After COVID-19 Emergency Ends

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COVID-19 Case Rate Among Prisoners Was 5.5 Times Higher Than U.S. Population Case Rate; Death Rate Was 1.3 Times Higher

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17% Of ACOs Developing New Home Visit Programs

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Horizon New Jersey Health Completes Expansion Of ‘Neighbors In Health’ Program To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry

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Psychiatric Resident Perspective Of The Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic From The U.S. Epicenter

In this podcast, Dr. Pallavi Joshi discusses COVID-19’s impact on her residency training and clinical practice with Jehan Marino, PharmD, …

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Connecticut Sued For Failure To Reduce COVID-19 Risk At Mental Health Facilities

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Number Of Americans Serving As Informal Caregivers Rose 22% From 2015 To 2020

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Primary Care Practices Could Lose Over $15 Billion In Revenue Due To COVID-19

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) collects information on the performance of health care service delivery from health plans …

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How The U.S.’s Largest Safety-Net System Is Using Telehealth To Maintain Patient Care During COVID-19

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Molina Healthcare To Acquire Certain Assets Of Passport Health Plan

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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry

Research has shown that when adding measurement-based care tools to usual care, including psychiatric care, significant improvement in patient outcomes …

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SAMHSA Publishes Final Rule Amending Addiction Treatment Records Privacy

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U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs & Department Of Defense Launch National Telehealth Projects For Critical Care

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Use Of Second-Generation Antipsychotics For Bipolar Disorder Rose From 12% To 51% Over 20 Years

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Introducing PsychU Nurses Corner Section Advisor Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Julleah Johnson, PhD, and Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, discuss the PsychU Nurses Corner and the role of nurses …

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Centene & Quartet Health Expand Partnership Nationwide To Help Ensure Members Have Access To Critical Behavioral Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond

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A Welcome Message From Dr. C. Brendan Montano, Section Advisor

C. Brendan Montano, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, welcomes practitioners to the PsychU Primary Care Provider Community Corner.
Dr. …

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Uber Launches Service To Help With COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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Red Cross Offers Virtual Care For Families Struggling With Loss & Grief

The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due …

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Torchlight Offers ‘Caregiving In Times Of Crisis Toolkit’ For Businesses & Individuals Grappling With COVID-19

Torchlight, an employee-caregiver support solutions provider organization, announced the release of the first installment of its “Caregiving in Times of …

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Meditation App Headspace Adds $48 Million In Funding

Headspace Inc. has added another nearly $48 million to its offerings during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. …

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Chestnut Health Systems Awarded $100,000 Grant To Benefit Persons Impacted By COVID-19

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Walgreens To Open Up To 700 In-Store Primary Care Clinics In $1 Billion Deal With VillageMD

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“I’m Here…”: Helping Those With Mood Disorders

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Mindstrong Announces $100 Million Funding Round To Scale Its Virtual Mental Health Care & Digital Symptom Measurement Offering

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CDPHP, Valera Health Expand Tele-Mental Health Services To Support Members In Need

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Consumers With Psychological Distress Reported Low Levels Of Personal Recovery After Receiving Mental Health Treatment

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Too Much Health Care?

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Addus HomeCare Announces Acquisition Of A Plus Health Care

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National Institutes Of Health Launches Rapid Innovation Initiative To Develop COVID-19 Home Or Point-Of-Care Tests By Fall 2020

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The Leader’s Role In Managing The Stress Of The Essential Professional

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Cedar Gate Technologies Acquires Citra Health Solutions

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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Announces Opening Of Housing & Homeless Services Facility In Seattle

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Wolf Administration Announces Strategy To Ease Long-Term Care Facility Restrictions Through Gradual Three-Step Process To Protect Vulnerable Populations

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PA Clinical Network & Geisinger Health Plan Announce Value-Based Contract Agreement

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Humana To Offer LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Test Collection & Drive-Thru Testing

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Kindred Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Two Behavioral Health Hospitals In Texas

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Judge Rules Against Hospitals In Price Transparency Lawsuit

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Summit BHC Acquires West Virginia’s Highland Hospital

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Highmark, Kaiser & Humana Medicare Advantage Plans Rank Highest In Member Satisfaction

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Navigating Telepsychiatry In Mental Health Care: A Discussion With A Peer Specialist & A Caregiver

On average, in the United States there is one mental health provider for every 536 individuals, and providers are not …

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Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders & A Path Forward (Part One in a Two-Part Series)

Moderated by Senior Medical Science Liaison, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar identifies preliminary impacts of COVID-19 on the mental …

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The EARLY Clinic Program: Treating First-Episode Psychosis

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Hawaii Cancels New Medicaid Contracts Due To COVID-19, Will Rebid In Fall 2020

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eHome Counseling Group Expands Innovative Virtual PTSD Treatment Program

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Priority Health & Cigna Form Strategic Alliance To Make Quality Health Care More Affordable & Accessible For Michigan Employers & Customers

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CDC Names Seven Conditions Most At Risk For Coronavirus; Age No Longer Considered A Risk Factor

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University Of Washington Medicine To Permanently Close Psychiatric Facility

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Optum, Wider Circle & Helping Hands Community Partner To Deliver Food To Vulnerable People In Los Angeles County During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Data-Driven Leader

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Walmart Announces Opening Of Walmart Health In Arkansas Adding To Its ‘Healthcare Supercenters’

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Centerstone Introducing New Zero Suicide Initiative

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is introducing a zero-suicide initiative at its locations in Illinois. While Centerstone …

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$15 Billion HHS Relief Fund For Medicaid & CHIP Provider Organizations Is Open For Applications

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Why Do I Need To Find A Match?

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Leadership Resources For Real-Time Crisis Recovery

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AbleTo Launches Full Suite Of Mental Health Solutions To Address Growing Demand For Care

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Seven Steps To Go From Crisis Management To Crisis Recovery

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Depression Associated With Greater Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

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The Pandemic Provides A New Urgency For The Integrated Care Issue

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Leadership Is Adaptability In The Face Of Uncertainty

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Starbucks Begins Mental Health Training

In its latest move to address mental health in the workplace, Starbucks is making mental health training available for all …

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New Service Lines, New Measures

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HHS Eliminates Protection From Health Care Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

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Los Angeles To Provide 6,700 New Shelter Beds To Clear Homeless Camps Near Freeways

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A Digital Leader Living In A Digital World

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New Aegis Treatment Center Opens In California

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Promedica Makes Bid To Take Over Operations Of UTMC

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CMS Extends Deadline For Direct Contracting Letters Of Intent

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COVID-19 Pandemic In U.S. Could Cost Health Plans Up To $547 Billion Over The Next Two Years

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American Addiction Centers Files For Bankruptcy

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For Crisis Recovery, The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

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Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation (Part 1 Of The 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Viruses have long been the focus of scientific attention. Over the last several months, this focus has intensified during our …

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Medicare Adjusts ACO Risk Models To Account For COVID-19

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St. Luke’s University Health Network To Acquire Easton Hospital

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What To Say When You Want More

For provider organization executives looking at recovery planning, “top of the list” is different relationships with payers. In most discussions, …

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Follow-Up Mental Health Visits Lower Among Those With Substance Addiction

Follow-up mental health visits, within 14 days after emergency department contact, are lower among those with substance addiction than those …

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Fire Up Your Hybrid For The Recovery Race

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Uplift Family Services Awarded $4 Million Grant From SAMHSA

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Landmark Health Launches HIPAA-Compliant Telemedicine App

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Los Angeles County Homelessness Up Nearly 13%, Despite Sustained Increase In Number Of People Rehoused

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Unite Us Acquires Staple Health

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Spero Health Opens Ohio Clinic Offering Addiction Treatment With Telehealth Services

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WellCare To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources In New Jersey

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Kindred Healthcare & Landmark Medical Center Announce Definitive Agreement Forming Joint Venture To Acquire Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rhode Island

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Massachusetts Emergency Department & Outpatient Data During COVID-19 Crisis Indicate Fewer Assessments Of Psychiatric Symptoms

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Monte Nido & Affiliates To Implement Kipu EMR For Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Miami’s Monte Nido & Affiliates, an eating disorder treatment provider organization, has selected Kipu as their software partner. Monte Nido …

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Mental Health Education: A Discussion With A Psychiatrist

This podcast features Madhukar Trivedi, MD, and Kim Lonergan, RN, MSN, discussing mental health education around the globe. Their conversation …

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Addcounsel Launches Orchestrate Health, At-Home Mental Health Care Service In UK

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CMS Makes COVID-19-Related Changes To Value-Based Care Models

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Medication Adherence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Medication adherence has proven challenging for many individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. For all the convenience offered by virtual visits, …

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Comorbid Relationship Effects On Psychosocial Functioning In Bipolar Disorder

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Mydecine Innovations Group Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Mindleap Health’s Advanced Digital Telehealth Platform

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Use Of Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Pharmacist

In a world of rapidly changing technology, health care is evolving to keep up. Pharmacists are in a key position …

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US Pharmacists Can Now Test For Coronavirus – They Could Do More If Government Allowed It

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Back To The Office? The Testing Dilemma

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The Pandemic Could Lead To 75,000 Additional Deaths From Substance Misuse & Suicide Over 10 Years

The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could lead to approximately 75,000 additional deaths over the next decade from both …

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Collect The Data, Connect The Dots To Value

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24 Provider Organizations Receive Over $100 Million In CARES Act Provider Relief; New York & Presbyterian Hospital Tops The List

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Leveraging Virtual Capacity & Moving To Use Cases Beyond Therapy

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Leadership—The Key For Moving From Crisis To Recovery

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When The Pandemic Ends, Then What?

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San Diego County Launching Veterans Community Care Program & Releases RFP

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Tips For Protecting Community Pharmacists & Pharmacy Staff From COVID-19

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Protecting Yourself, Your Patients & Your Family

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Managing Suspected Cases of COVID-19 In Ambulatory Care & Community Pharmacy Settings

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COVID-19 Basics: What Pharmacy Personnel Need to Know During the COVID-19 Crisis

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For Better Or Worse? Bridging The Care Continuum For Mental Health Services In Our New Reality

Navigating the health care system, particularly mental health services, is a daunting task during “normal” times. Facing the fluidity and …

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Population Health: Clinical & Administrative Implications

Optimizing both population health and individual patient care will require major changes in how health care is delivered, starting with …

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Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic

The following is a summary of Moses, Danielle and Lucido, Antonio; Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic, Missouri Society …

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New Roles For A Pharmacist Near You

We are 13 weeks into the pandemic crisis. For executives of health and human service organizations, the question is how …

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More Than 120 Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Awarded FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funds

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Medicare Telehealth Claims Rose From 13,000 Per Week In March To 1.4 Million Claims Per Week In April

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81% Of U.S. Physicians Report Drop In Visit Volume During COVID-19 Pandemic In April 2020

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Reopening Is Not Recovery

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NCQA Adjusts HEDIS Quality Measures Due To COVID-19 Pandemic-Driven Telehealth Surge

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Getting To Whole Person Addiction Treatment

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CMS Proposes Regulatory Changes To Promote Medicaid Value-Based Drug Purchasing

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Emergency Department Visits Down 42% During Early COVID-19 Pandemic

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Almost Half Of ACOs Led By Physicians In 2018

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Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network Resumes COVID-19 Testing

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20% Of Health Care Personnel Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Paddling Four Canoes To Steer Through The Crisis

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Making Your Clinical Programs VBR-Ready

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling style intended to strengthen reasons for behavioral change by eliciting a client’s motivations for change …

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The Road To Recovery: Improving Patient Functioning Through Exercise

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Take A Stand On Racial Injustice: Perspectives From Mental Health Experts In Advocacy & Psychiatric Health Care

This timely and deeply affecting webinar features distinguished mental health thought leaders sharing the impact of racism and its trauma …

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Privacy & Security In Digital Health

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2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

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Prior To COVID-19, Primary Care Physician Salaries Increased 2.5% From 2019; Specialist Salaries Increased 1.5%

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U.N. Warns Of Global Mental Health Crisis Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 13, 2020, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could create …

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Medicare Advantage Plans Can Count Telehealth Professionals Toward Network Adequacy Standards In 2021

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Texas To Test All Residents & Staff In State-Run Homes For People With Disabilities & Psychiatric Hospitals

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Indiana Awards Medicaid Managed Care ABD Contracts To Incumbents Anthem & Centene/Managed Health Services & To UnitedHealthcare

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Kentucky Awards Medicaid MCO Contracts To Aetna, Humana, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare & WellCare

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Medicare Will Require Hospitals To Adopt The Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission Measure By 2023

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African Americans Overrepresented In March 2020 COVID Hospitalizations In Atlanta

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Microsoft Launches Health Care Cloud Service

On May 19, 2020, Microsoft announced that it has launched a “health care cloud service” called Micorsoft Cloud for Healthcare. …

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Text-Based Internet CBT For Health Anxiety As Effective As Face-To-Face CBT

Symptom reduction for people with health anxiety who were treated with internet-delivered, text-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was similar to …

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240,000 Physician Practice Staff Laid Off In April 2020 Due To Pandemic; 1% Of Total Layoffs

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Iowa Medicaid Healthy Behaviors Program Participants Less Likely To Use Hospital-Based Care

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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Nearly 27 Million Americans May Have Lost Job-Based Health Insurance Due To COVID-19; 42% Likely Eligible For Medicaid

Between March 1, 2020 and May 2, 2020, nearly 27 million Americans may have lost employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) due …

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CMS Urges Medicare Advantage Plans To Relax Prior Authorization Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic

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CMS Finalizes Telehealth & ESRD Changes For Medicare Advantage

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14% Of Physicians Used Telemedicine Video Visits Weekly Pre-COVID-19

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About 90% Of Physicians Worldwide Are Treating Consumers Remotely

About 90% of physicians in nine countries, including the United States, said that they or a colleague are participating in …

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Pennsylvania Clinical Network Signs Value-Based Contract With Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan

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Privacy & Security Considerations During The Pandemic

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FDA Publishes First Validation Results Of 12 COVID-19 Antibody Tests

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New York Orders Long-Term Care Facilities To Communicate Consumer COVID-19 Test Results & Deaths To Families

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Role Of Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry

Joseph Goldberg, MD, and Lisa Goldstone, PharmD, MS, discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetics testing on current psychiatric practice …

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29% Of Americans Delay Or Avoid Medical Care Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg

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New York Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Offer 82% Of Programs Via Telehealth During COVID-19

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Psych Hub Launches COVID-19 Mental Health Resources With Industry, Government & Advocacy Groups

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Outpatient Prescription Opioid Expenses For Adults Totaled $7.7 Billion In 2017

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51% Of North Carolina Adults At Higher Risk For Severe COVID-19 Illness Due To Age Or Underlying Health Condition

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Veterans Health Administration Invests In Veterans By Investing In Integration

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Google, Facebook & Twitter Partner To Expand Access To Online Addictions Treatment & Recovery Resources During COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, a new online addiction treatment platform, Tech Together, was launched. The platform is a partnership between …

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Virginia DOC To Release More Inmates As COVID-19 Cases Rise In State Prisons

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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The Global Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health & Suicide

In this webinar, psychiatrist Roger S. McIntyre discusses with Senior Medical Science Liaison Kimberly Lonergan the psychological impact of COVID-19 …

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About 87% Of Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Claims With Outlier Payments Failed To Meet Medicare Requirements

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One-Third Of Primary Care Physicians Doubt Effectiveness & Long-Term Safety Of MAT For Opioid Treatment

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The Important Role Of Community Pharmacist In COVID-19 Testing

In this interview, Dr. Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP discusses how community pharmacists can play a major role in …

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Few MLTSS Program Contracts Assess Or Reassess The Well-Being Of Their Members’ Family Caregivers

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43% Of Addiction Treatment Provider Organizations In North Carolina Report Only 30 Days Cash On Hand With Lost Revenue & Higher Expenses Due To COVID-19

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FDA Guidelines Temporarily Expand Access To Low-Risk mHealth & Telemental Health Devices

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19% Of Inmates Found Positive With COVID-19 Testing At Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Jail

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White House Announces Plan To Expand COVID-19 Testing To 2 Million Tests Per Week

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Humana & National Quality Forum Say New Value-Based Payment Models Should Include Social Risks

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Los Angeles County COVID-19 Antibody Testing Finds Prevalence Rate At Least 28 Times Higher Than Confirmed Cases

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Impact Of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) On Mental Health Of Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on children across the nation due to school closures and other factors. Many …

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Kansas DOC Awards Two-Year Prison Health Care Contract To Centene

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CMS Continues Efforts To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

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Hospital Executives Report Key Pandemic Crisis Challenges In Testing & Post-Acute Care Discharge

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U.S. Hospital Margins Down 11 Percentage Points From February To March 2020

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9% Of Long-Term Care Residents Receive Less Medication Than Needed Due To Inadequate Prescription Coverage

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About 10% Of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Behavioral Health Disorders Made Telehealth Visits In 2017

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35% Of Primary Care Professionals Believe A Majority Of Independent Practices Could Close By End Of COVID-19 First Wave

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CMS Approves Washington State 1115 Medicaid COVID-19 Emergency Waiver, Will Allow Higher HCBS Rates To Maintain Capacity

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Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Can Accept Donations Of Devices & Data Plans To Facilitate Telehealth During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic: An Interview With Kent Alford

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New Jersey Creates Regional Health Hubs To Replace Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

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A Call For Change: The Nurse Leader’s Role In Interprofessional Teams

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Permanent Supportive Housing Reduced Pennsylvania Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Spending By 13% Per Person

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Treating COVID-19 Have Experienced 1,064% Increase In Costs For Required Personal Protective Equipment

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The Nurse’s Role In Integrating & Improving Behavioral Care

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CMS Issues Recommendations To Re-Open Health Care Systems In Areas With Low Incidence Of COVID-19

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The Importance Of First Episode Psychosis Programs

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75% Of Correctional Facilities Report Staff Have Adequate Personal Protective Equipment For COVID-19

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The Global Pulse Of eMental Health Trends In Resource-Strapped Locales

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The Jail/Prison System & Mental Health: A Discussion On The Stigma & Challenges Faced On Re-Entry To Society

Many individuals incarcerated have a serious mental illness; indeed, there are more mentally ill people in the jail/prison system than …

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Review Of Louisiana’s Prison Pilot Pre-Release Reentry Program Recommends Statewide Expansion

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14% Of U.S. Households Have Accessed Mental Health Care To Address Problems Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

About 14% of households in the United States have had an immediate family member access mental health care to address …

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CMS Issues SNF Policy Changes For FY 2021; Projects Aggregate Payments To SNFs Will Rise By 2.3%

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Pharmacist-Led Medication Adherence Program Raised Adherence Rates & Medicare Advantage Quality Star Ratings

A medication therapy management (MTM) program led by pharmacists raised consumer adherence rates for three drug classes by five to …

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The Pharmacist’s Perspective During The Pandemic

In this presentation, Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, …

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National COVID-19 Death Statistics Show Racial Impact Disparity

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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The Effect Of A National Pandemic On The Patient With Bipolar Disorder

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Pharmacists Authorized To Test For COVID-19

New Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) guidelines, announced April 8, 2020, authorize licensed pharmacists to order and administer …

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Medicaid Expansion Associated With 9.7% Drop In Opioid-Related Hospitalization

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National Quality Forum Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

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Perspectives From The COVID-19 US Epicenter With Dr. René Kahn, Schizophrenia Section Advisor

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35% Of Younger Health Care Professionals Overwhelmed By Consumer Health Data

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Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder

Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is …

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12-Step Models Yield Higher Alcohol Abstinence Rates Than Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

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PsychU: Perspectives & Evolution

Listen in as Jon Grant, MD, JD, shares his thoughts with Rachel Self, PhD, MS, about PsychU and its particular …

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator

In July 2018, the state of New York became the first to require mental health instruction for all students, grades …

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Overcoming Stigma In Mental Health

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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

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Joint Commission Releases New Enhanced Addiction Standards For Behavioral Health

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Mental Health & COVID-19: Managed Care Perspective

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Humana Medicare Advantage Plans To Pay Providers To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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Use Of Telemedicine & Technology In The Treatment Of Mental Health During The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the use of telemedicine to adapt to new social distancing guidelines. Transitioning to digital health …

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout For Health Care Professionals During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Times Of Crisis

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Access To Psychiatric Medications During Times Of Natural Disasters & Pandemics

In a conversation with pharmacist Dr. Megan Ehret, Dr. Samantha Sweeney gathers insights on how pharmacists can best prepare for …

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Meeting The Treatment Team Transitioning From Primary Care To Psychiatry

When primary care providers recommend mental health treatment, patients can feel apprehensive and flustered. Health care providers are asked questions …

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A Picture Of Opioid Use & Dependence Worldwide

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HHS Awards $1.3 Billion To Health Centers For COVID-19 Response, Can Be Used For Telehealth

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VA Proposes Expanding The Program Of Comprehensive Assistance For Family Caregivers

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COVID-19 Could Raise Medicare Spending By As Much As $115 Billion Over Next Year

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Spry Health Launches Loop Signal Remote Monitoring Service To Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Visits By People At-Risk, Confirmed, Or Suspected For COVID-19

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Personal Health Records: Benefits & Barriers

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California Launches Project Roomkey Initiative To Secure Hotel & Motel Rooms To Protect Homeless Individuals From COVID-19

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Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts

The COVID-19 crisis may be having a profound impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. For those living with …

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Nurses’ Role In Behavioral Health During The Crisis Of COVID-19

Anxiety, fear, and trauma can be rampant during times of natural disaster. Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, interviews Tony Amberg to …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Suicide & Safety Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions relating …

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Michigan To Create A Statewide 24/7 Mental Health Hotline

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DOJ Finds Maine Violates ADA By Limiting Access To HCBS

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Primary Care Physician Practices Needed A Median Of 8.2 Months To Report Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

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New ADHD Clinical Guidelines Recommend Psychosocial Supports As Essential Treatment, In Addition To Medication

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Suicide Accounted For 31% Of Jail Deaths & 6% Of Prison Deaths In 2016

In 2016, suicide accounted for 30.7% of all deaths in local jails (333 of 1,071 deaths), and 6.2% of all …

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Almost 50% Of Hospitals Use Information Received Electronically From Outside Their Health System

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‘Built For Zero’ Has Rockford, Illinois On Track To End Homelessness By End Of 2020

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Stigma’s Impact In Prison & After Release On Individuals With Mental Illness

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Consumers Struggle To Use Health Portals & Obtain Digital Records

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Michigan Ceases Enforcing Community Engagement Requirements On Medicaid Expansion Members

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Mental Health Care: Perspectives From A Peer Specialist

Today’s podcast will focus on COVID-19’s impact on the work of a peer specialist in mental health care. It will …

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Making Sense Of Uncertainty: A Discussion With New York City Metro Area Clinicians & A Peer Specialist On The Impact of COVID-19 On Psychiatry From The U.S. Epicenter

New York State is at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with more confirmed cases than …

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Opioid Use & Suicidal Behaviors

Connections between opioid misuse and suicidal behaviors have been explored, but a team of researchers, led by Hillary Samples of …

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San Francisco Reports 16% Rise In Overdose Deaths Between 2017 & 2018

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Veterans’ Long-Term Care Expenses Rose 33% From 2014 To 2018

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Most Health Centers Use Telepsychiatry As An Adjunct To In-Person Care

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Navigating Legal & Financial Hurdles

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions …

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

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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Mental Health Outcomes Among Frontline Care Providers Treating COVID-19

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Oregon Launches Family Connects Program To Improve Infant & Maternal Health

On February 13, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched Family Connects to offer universal home visiting services to all …

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Circuit Court Rebukes HHS Approval Of Medicaid Work Requirements

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Texas DFPS Adult Protective Services Caseworker Turnover Drops From 25% To 20%

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Northern Maine Medical Center Launches Meds-To-Beds Program

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Number Of Nurse Practitioners Doubled Between 2010 & 2017

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Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

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A Snapshot Of Telemedicine In One State: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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14.6% Of Adult Emergency Department Visitors In 2016-2017 Were Prescribed Opioids At Discharge

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Colorado Proposes Bill To Reimburse Behavioral Health Peer Support Professionals

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American Foundation Of Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been a supporting organization of PsychU since 2018. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Freidman sat …

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California Prisons Roll Out Integrated Addiction Treatment Programs

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Impact Of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting physical health only; it has an impact on mental health as well. In this webinar, Paul …

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Adherence & The Role For New Technologies

Nonadherence to medication is a serious problem in mental health care. In this webinar, Dawn Velligan, PhD, and Craig Chepke, …

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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic

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Predicting Psychiatric Readmissions For Individuals Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects roughly 1% of the general population. Individuals living with this condition experience common symptomology with …

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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Residential Care Will Need To Fill 1.2 Million Direct Care Jobs Over A Decade

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Walgreens & Microsoft Launch First In-Store ‘Health Corners’

In partnership with Microsoft, Walgreens Boots Alliance has opened the first in-store “health corners” in 12 Tennessee pilot locations. The …

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Los Angeles Launches Pilot Entrepreneurship Program For People With Housing Insecurity Or Homelessness

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Vigo County, Indiana To Build New 500-Bed Jail To Resolve Litigation About Overcrowding & Poor Conditions

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New York Excellus Blues Finds Behavioral Health Accounts For One-Third Of 2019 Telemedicine Claims

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Hospitals Spent $2.5 Billion On Social Determinant Programs From 2017 To 2019

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22% Of Housing Insecure Or Homeless Have Experienced A Moderate Or Severe TBI

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20% Of Emergency Departments Use Telepsychiatry, 59% Use Only Telepsychiatry For Emergency Services

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New Mexico Settles With Final Five Behavioral Health Organizations Over 2013 Medicaid Fraud Allegations

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Arizona Medicaid & Health Plans Launch Initiative To Build Long-Term Care Workforce

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Texas HHS Expands Pilot Program To Provide Resources For Opioid Overdose Survivors

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App-Supported Smartphone Interventions for Mental Health Problems

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EHR Vendor, Epic & 60 Health Systems Urge HHS To Modify Proposed Interoperability Rule

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Sleep Disturbances & Depression: Understanding The Relationship To Improve Patient Outcomes

Sleep is a vital, physiological state involving multiple regulatory processes. Sleep disturbances are often comorbid with various neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative and …

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Northwestern University Recovery From Early Episode Psychosis Program (REPP)

Morris Goldman, MD, Stacy Prokopios, LCSW, and Lauren Walker, OTR/L, provide an overview of the Recovery from Early Episode Psychosis …

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Georgia Submits Medicaid Expansion Waiver With Mandatory 80-Hour Per Month Community Engagement Requirements

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16 States Allow Home Care Aides Only 40 Hours Per Week To Avoid Violating The DOL Home Care Rule

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VA Proposes Rule For Faith-Based Organizations

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2% Of Eligible Clinical Professionals Participating In MIPS In 2018 Received A Negative Rate Adjustment

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

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Can Early Intervention’s Effect On Lifetime Costs Of Serious Mental Illness Be Measured?

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Integrated Model Cut Potentially Preventable Emergency Department & Inpatient Utilization By 18%

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Cigna Reports Combined Medical, Pharmacy & Behavioral Benefits Reduces Annual Costs By More Than $207 Per Covered Life

Cigna reports its commercial members with integrated medical, pharmacy, and behavioral benefits had annual medical costs of averaging $207 less …

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Five-City Pilot Program Pairs Older Veterans With Volunteer Companions To Help Veterans Remain In Their Homes

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A Prescription For Pharmacist Intervention

Despite the well-known prevalence of mental health conditions, they are woefully undertreated. Consider this: About one in five Americans has …

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Optimizing Clinical & Mental Health Provider Performance

Mental health providers may detect a small portion of their patients who experience increased symptom severity.1 Implementing symptom-rating scales to …

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Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

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Psychotic Experiences & Psychiatric Comorbidity In The General Population Of Southeast London

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PursueCare Launches Telehealth Addiction Treatment Programs For Rural Populations In Kentucky & West Virginia

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PsychU 360 Magazine

PsychU 360 – January 2020

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and …

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Leveraging Digital Technology For Better Mental Health Care

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The reasons are many …

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Primary Care Trends In Behavioral Health

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Factors Influencing Who Benefits From Cognitive Remediation Therapy

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Interacting With First Responders

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Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially …

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Out-Of-Network Office Visits More Than 7.0 Times More Likely For Behavioral Health Than Primary Care

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Navigating Employment & Housing

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions …

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Painting A Broader Picture: Cognitive Remediation As A Nonpharmacologic Option For Treating Secondary Symptom Targets In Schizophrenia

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Challenges Evaluating Engagement In Mental Health Mobile Apps

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

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Dane County, Wisconsin To Launch Universal Access Resource Call Center For Behavioral Health

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Digital Health Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her …

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Stigma & Mental Health Awareness Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions concerning …

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Telepsychiatry: Implementation & Best Practices

Dr. Mehdi Qalbani discusses his experience providing telepsychiatry in the Information Age. Topics include regulatory concerns, practice guidelines, and web-side …

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Expanding Your Integration Reach With Chronic Disease Mgmt & SDOH

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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New York To Extend Medicaid Coverage To Incarcerated Individuals 30 Days Prior To Release

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The Medicaid Care Coordination Models Driving Strategy In Your State

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery From Eating Disorder

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Social Cognition Treatment In Schizophrenia: Status & Opportunities

Individuals with schizophrenia struggle to interact with others due to impaired social cognition. Four capabilities in particular are compromised: 1.) …

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CMS Approves D.C. Medicaid Payment For IMD Services

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Health Plan Innovations In Population Health Management For Complex Consumers

Following-up to the 2019 Trends In Behavioral Health: A Population Health Manager’s Reference Guide On The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing …

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Health Plan Innovations In Population Health Management For Complex Consumers

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Innovative Approaches In Expanding Access To Behavioral Health Care

Multiple factors continue to drive health plan, health care providers, and other stakeholders to find innovative ways to expand access …

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with Chronic Kidney …

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Crossing The Social Determinants Divide

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3 Keys For Success With Integrated Service Delivery

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Unsheltered Homeless Far More Likely To Report Significant Health Concerns Than Sheltered Homeless

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Walmart Launches Telehealth Services In Three States

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Cognitive Remediation: What Is the Impact of Peer Interaction?

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Value-Based Programs Encourage Care Coordination Activities By Hospitals

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Arizona Medicaid Adds Benefits For Non-Emergency Ridesharing

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Terence Ketter – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Terence Ketter explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community.

Terence Ketter, …

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Enrollment In Medicare/Medicaid Health Integrated Plans Affected By 3 Main Factors

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Sam’s Club Launches Health Care Pilot Program For Members

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Investing In SDoH Strategies: The Numbers Are In

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Technology & Mental Health: Defining The Current Landscape

In 2018, approximately 43% of patients with mental illness received clinical treatment.1 Technological advances in mental health are expanding access …

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James T. Kenney – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, James T. Kenney, explains what PsychU means to him and how it can impact patients and health …

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Sloan Manning – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Sloan Manning explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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Three New Mexico Counties Had No Medicaid Behavioral Health Professionals In 2017

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91.5% Of U.S. Citizens Had Health Insurance Coverage In 2018

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2% Of Post-Acute Provider Organizations Using EHR Data For Care Coordination

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Monica Oss – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Monica Oss explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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René Kahn – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, René Kahn explains what PsychU means to him and how psychiatrists can learn and interact with each …

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24% Of Hospitals & 16% Of U.S. Physician Practices Screen For Key Social Needs

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Madhukar Trivedi – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Madhukar Trivedi explains what PsychU means to him.

Madhukar Trivedi, MD, is the Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor …

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What Are Health Plans Doing About Access?

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Federal Judge Rules Mississippi’s Mental Health System Discriminates Against People With Serious Mental Illness

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Blue Shield Of California & Lyft Roll Out ‘rideQ’ Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Platform

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Making Trauma-Informed Care A Scalable Reality

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Government Housing Voucher Program Effectively Reduces Homeless Veteran Population

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Surinder Singh – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Surinder Singh explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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Kaiser Reaches Tentative Agreement With Unions For Physical Health & Other Job Classes, But Not Union For California Behavioral Health Professionals

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Megan Ehret – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Megan Ehret explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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Ballad Health Creates New Behavioral Health Services Division

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Reza Moghadam – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Reza Moghadam explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community.

Reza Moghadam, …

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California Blue Shield Promise & L.A. Care Invest $146 Million In Community Resource Center Expansion

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Marla Moses – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Marla Moses explains what PsychU means to her and how it impacts patients and health care professionals.

Marla …

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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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Home-Based Mental Health Evaluation (HOME) Program Raised Veteran Post-Psychiatric Discharge Engagement Rates By 33%

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San Diego County Awards $2.5 Million Contract For Health System Navigation To NAMI San Diego

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UCHealth In Colorado To Invest $100 Million In Behavioral Health Services

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Walmart Opens New Comprehensive Primary Care Retail Clinic Called ‘Walmart Health’ In Georgia

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FCC Recommends Designating ‘988’ For National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic

In 2017, there were approximately 48,000 individuals who died from an opioid-related overdose.1 Dr. George Kolodner discusses how the Kolmac …

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UnitedHealth To Provide Network Physicians With Real-Time Data

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One-Third Of Physicians Fail To Identify Consumer Chronic Condition Priorities

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What Is The Future Of The CCBHC?

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Starbucks To Enhance Employee Mental Health Benefits

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AMA Startup To Launch Medicare Advantage Plan ‘Zing Health’

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Value-Based Payment Models May Shift The Primary Care Staffing Mix

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Arkansas DHS Selects Arkansas Foundation For Medical Care To Operate Behavioral Health Help Line

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Depression More Than Doubles Risk Of Emergency Care Use In COPD

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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

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The 68%

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Stressful Life Experiences Among Middle-Aged Women Linked To Greater Cognitive Decline

Stressful life experiences are linked to greater memory decline later in life among middle-aged women, but not men. For women, …

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The Interplay Between The Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, Reproductive Hormones, & Mood Disorders

The role of immunity has evolved alongside human development.1 Society has shifted from a transient, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to stagnant, modern-day …

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Oregon DHS Expands Family Independence Initiative To Two New Areas During 2019

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35% Of People With Chronic Illnesses Struggle To Pay Bills

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SNF Nurse Practitioner-Led Medication Reconciliation Reduces Hospital Readmissions By 29.7%

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Suicide Stratification Risk Models & The Role Of Pharmacists In Suicide Education & Prevention

Traditionally, pharmacists provide medication education and monitor side effects of patients. In a recent study exploring pharmacist comfort in the …

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California Medicaid To Pay For Trauma Screenings Beginning January 1, 2020

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Optum To Manage Non-Clinical Functions For John Muir Health In San Francisco Area

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Kentucky Department Of Corrections Launches SOAR Recovery Aftercare Program

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Keeping On Top Of Innovations In Corrections Reentry Programs

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MVP Health Care Partners With Healthy Alliance Independent Practice Association On Social Determinants

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Third Sector Awarded $2 Million From The James Irvine Foundation To Advance California Workforce Outcomes

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Coming Up With The Next Big Thing

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$2,032 Average Cost For Primary Care Treatment In Emergency Department

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How Do You Measure Access?

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CVS Health Launches New Social Care Network With Unite Us

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MVP Health Care To Bring Behavioral Health Management In-House, Ends Contract With Beacon Health Options

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UNMC & Nebraska Medicine Launch Primary Care Consultation Program To Improve Statewide Behavioral Health Service Access

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21.8% Of U.S. Adults Experienced A Disability In 2010

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Over 40% Of Michigan Primary Care Clinics Will Not Provide Appointments For New Consumers Seeking Opioid Therapy For Chronic Pain

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Nevada Passes Justice Reinvestment Bill To Address Behavioral Health Needs & Reduce Recidivism

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Multiple Chronic Conditions Can Hasten Cognitive Decline

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Universal Health Services Creates Primary Care Service Line With Vera Whole Health

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PsychU Supporters: Cummings Institute – Doctor Of Behavioral Health Program

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12-Month Suicide Rate Following Psychiatric Discharge Is 2.41 Per 1,000 Discharges

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Heart Disease Was Leading Cause Of Death In 2017; Cause-Of-Death Rankings Remain Unchanged Since 2016

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How To Build Effective Programs That Meet Payers’ Focus On Social Determinants Of Health: Will The New Codes Pave The Way? (SDoH Series Part 2)

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Social determinants of health (SDoH) as “The conditions in which people are born, grow, …

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Oregon Awards CCO Contracts To 15 Organizations

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Michigan DHHS Cancels PIHP Contract With Lakeshore Regional Entity

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Two Possible Opportunities In The Shift In Primary Care

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Los Angeles Supervisors Fund Two-Year Lynwood Jail Pilot Program To Prepare Women For Outside Careers

On June 25, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2 million motion to pilot a jail-based …

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ACO Data Sharing For Care Coordination Is Incomplete

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Kentucky Expands Medicaid Addiction Treatment Benefits

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Montana Medicaid Planning A Supportive Housing Benefit

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Behavioral Health Stays Comprise Approximately 28% Of Inpatient Stays

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Skilled Nursing Occupancy Hits Four-Quarter High Of 83.7%

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72% Of Health Care Executives Believe Their Organizations Have Capabilities To Support Increased Risk & Are Planning To Take On Additional Risk

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

We invite you to listen to our interview with James McCreath, Ph.D., LCSW, VP of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at …

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Tackling Health Care Workforce Challenges In The United States: Trends In NP Utilization In Primary Care

Background & Purpose
There are continuing challenges in both the primary care and mental health workforce that bar individuals from receiving …

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Communicating With Loved Ones Living With Serious Mental Illness: A Caregiver Perspective

At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue.1 Caregivers have identified …

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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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Mississippi Department Of Corrections Awards $6 Million In Contracts To Increase Number Of Reentry Beds From 120 To 314

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Virginia Approves $7 Million Contract With G4S For Alternative Transportation For Crisis Mental Health

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CVS Health Launches New Initiative Focused On Chronic Kidney Disease

On April 30, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced the Phase 1 start of a new kidney care initiative focused on …

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Consumers Participating In Medicare Bundled Payment Programs Report Positive Perceptions Of Care Quality

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Psychosis: An Interview With Dr. Sally Riggs

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CVS To Expand HealthHUB® Format To 1,500 Stores Nationwide By 2021

On June 4, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced plans to transform 1,500 of its retail pharmacy locations into HealthHUB® locations …

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Start Small. Think Big. Target Strategically.

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2019 Trends In Behavioral Health: A Population Health Manager’s Reference Guide On The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System, 2nd Edition

The Second Edition of Trends in Behavioral Health: A Population Health Manager’s Reference Guide on the U.S. Behavioral Health Financing …

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With The Center For Emotional Fitness

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Data & Decision Support For Suicide Assessment

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VA Expands Private Provider Options For Veterans Under MISSION Act

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Minnesota To Expand Medicaid Integrated Health Partnerships With New Care Delivery Models In New Geographic Regions

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CMS Accountable Health Communities Model Selects 32 Participants To Serve As Local Test ‘Hubs’

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NAATP Releases Addiction Treatment Quality Assurance Resources

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Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Issues RFP For Medicaid HMO To Provide Integrated Care

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Implementing Measurement-Based Care—From Idea To Action

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Oregon Health Plan Members With Mental Illness 2.5 Times More Likely To Use The Emergency Department Than Other Members

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Behavioral & Social Issues Are Larger Contributors To Premature Death In U.S. Than Access To Medical Care

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North Carolina DHHS Failed To Monitor LME-MCO Performance

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Using Holistic Strategies To Improve Outcomes In Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are highly prevalent and a leading cause of disability in patients worldwide. Approved pharmacologic treatments are not adequate …

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Colorado Awards 7 Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Services Contracts To 4 Organizations

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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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Hospitalization Following First Episode Of Psychosis More Likely With Treatment Delay, Medication Nonadherence & Substance Misuse

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Sacramento’s $5 Million City-Operated Homeless Shelter Closes; Will Open 4 Replacement Low Barrier Shelters

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Alabama Medicaid Awards Contracts For Alabama Coordinated Health Network

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Utah Implements Limited Medicaid Expansion Plan

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States File Suit Over HHS Rule Prohibiting Medicaid Direct Payments For Benefits On Behalf Of Individual Home Care Workers

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Integration Strategies For The Complex Consumer Market

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71% Of People In North Carolina SMI Housing Program Remain Housed After Two Years

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Boston Medical Center Develops EHR Tool To Screen For Social Needs

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The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This …

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Washington State To Launch Behavioral Health System Transformation

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Kaiser Permanente & Unite Us Team To Launch Referral Network For Social Services

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Doctor On Demand & Humana Launch Virtual Primary Care Plan

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Law Enforcement Agencies Spend 10% Of Budgets Responding To & Transporting Persons With Mental Illness

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Health Plans & Social Services—The Current Craze Or Permanent Shift

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The Big Target For Specialty Provider Organizations—The Cost Of Comorbid Chronic Disease

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Cities Will Be Paying More Attention To Services For The Homeless

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Cuyahoga County, Ohio Approves $42 Million Contract With MetroHealth For Jail Health Care

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Capital BlueCross & Wellspan Health To Join Forces For Population Health Management

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Screening Humana Medicare Advantage Members For Social Determinants Of Health Reduced ‘Unhealthy Days’ By 2.7%

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How VBR Prioritizes Primary Care As The ‘Center’ Of Integration

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Lyft Launches Nationwide Low-Income Grocery Program

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No Whole Person Care Without Person-Centered Organizations

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CMS Forwarding Three Opportunities For State Integrated Care For Dually Eligible Individuals

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San Diego County Creating Pay-For-Results Project For Housing Services

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The Thinning Line Between Health Care & Social Services

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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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North Carolina Corrections To Launch Pilot Medical & Mental Health Transitional Housing Services

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Ramsey County, Minnesota Funds Permanent Supportive Housing Program For People With Chronic Homelessness

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Florida Medicaid To Launch Behavioral Health Housing Pilot

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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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AMA & UnitedHealthcare Partner To Propose New ICD-10 Codes To Identify & Address Social Determinants Of Health

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Milwaukee County Contracts With Wellpath For Correctional Health Care, Develops Plan To Self-Operate By 2021

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Ruling Stands: Homeless Cannot Be Punished For Sleeping Outside In The Absence Of Adequate Alternatives

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Medicare Advantage To Offer Supplemental Benefits For Social Determinants In 2020

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Behavioral & Physical Health Integration: Barriers & Best Practices

Integrated care isn’t a new concept. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, integrated care helps patients and providers …

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New York City Seeks To Move Inmates With Behavioral & Other Complex Medical Needs To Therapeutic Housing Units

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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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Social Determinant ROI—The Early Returns

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Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Program Sees 85% Success Rate

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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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Kansas Medicaid To Launch OneCare Kansas Care Coordination Program

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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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Texas Blues & Texas A&M University To Test Drones & Self-Driving Cars For Rural Health Delivery

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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Webinar Summary – The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

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Kaiser Permanente Invests $3 Million To Counter Homelessness

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Ohio Governor Announces Plans For 30 Additional Specialty Docket Courts For Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Ventura County To Build $61 Million Jail Expansion For Mental Health

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New Jersey Horizon Blues Social Determinants Pilot Cut Total Cost Of Care By 25%

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Social Services ROI Essential To Social Determinants Wave

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28% Of Opioid Deaths In Hennepin County, Minnesota Occurred With 12 Months Of Release From Jail

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Maine Has Highest Percentage Of Individuals With Cognitive Disability Living In the Community, D.C. Has Lowest

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The Blending & Braiding Of Housing & Health Care Funding

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The Remake Of The Corrections/Health Connection

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UnitedHealthcare Expands Initiative To Use Diagnostic Codes To Capture Social Determinants Of Health

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Blue Cross Launches Food Delivery Program To Address Social Determinants

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Keeping Consumers Engaged—The ‘How To’

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Catholic Charities USA Launches The ‘Healthy Housing Initiative’ In Five Cities

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Minnesota Nears Goal Of Ending Veteran Homelessness

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Los Angeles County To Replace Men’s Central Jail With New Mental Health Hospital For Inmates

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San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Releases RFP For Prevention & Early Intervention Services For Residents Ages 16 To 59

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Seeks Colorado Assisted Living Residences With Psychiatric Step-Down Services

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A Big Opportunity For Someone

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Meet The Treatment Team: Peer Support Specialist

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The Face Of The Criminal Justice System Is Increasingly Female

There are currently 6.5 million people involved in the correctional system—2.1 million who are incarcerated. This population is increasingly female. …

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Subsidized Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Reduced Housing Insecurity By 25%

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New York Sued Over Practice Of Keeping Offenders With Mental Illness Incarcerated Past Their Release Dates

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Peer Support, Social Services, & Stakeholders: Oh My!

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Caring For Carers: The Effects Of Psychoeducational Interventions For Caregivers

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Kaiser Permanente Invests In Affordable Housing Complex In Oakland, California For $5.2 Million As Part Of Initiative To Improve Community Health By Addressing Housing Insecurity

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Massachusetts Awards $3 Million In Funding For Social Determinants Partnership Grants

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CVS Health Invests $100 Million Over 5 Years In Community Health Initiatives

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Alabama Medicaid Releases RFP For Regional Care Coordination

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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Support Seattle Affordable Housing

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Trauma Informed Care: Relevance In Primary Care & Mental Health Settings

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Screening, Utilization, & Effects: The RUHS Medical Center Case Study

Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is an academic, tertiary care medical center and county safety-net facility operating a 77 bed …

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Lane County, Oregon Launches Pay-For-Success Project For Forensic Housing & Re-Entry Services

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Orange County Public Health System, CalOptima, Preparing To Launch Medicaid Health Homes Program In July 2019

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Follow Up Q&A – Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

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Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Mental illnesses are complex disorders which affect millions of adults in the United States. The burden of these conditions, as …

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Webinar Summary – Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

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The Six Challenges Of Making Peer Services Work

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Missouri Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative

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One Small Step For You, One Giant Leap For Engagement: Building The Therapeutic Alliance

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New Jersey Launches ‘Housing First’ Pilot Project To Address Needs Of Homeless Individuals

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Kentucky Reaches Settlement Agreement Regarding Services For Individuals With SMI

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) …

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Hospitalization Among Homeless Adults Rose 38.4% Between 2007 & 2013; Over Half Were For Behavioral Disorders

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Developers Of Hospital At Home Model Awarded $2 Million To Increase Availability Of The Model

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Los Angeles County Agrees To Provide Discharge Services For All Offenders With Cognitive Conditions

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Six States Cut Three-Year Return-To-Prison Rates By 20% Or More

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Idaho Justice Reinvestment Reforms Cut Average Length Of Prison Stay For Non-Violent Offenses By 21% Since 2010

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Webinar Summary: Meeting The Challenges In Caring For Patients With Schizophrenia: Roles Of The Pharmacist

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary: Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary: NCQA© HEDIS® Measures & Mental Health: The Current Landscape & Future Developments

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Five Keys To ‘Partnering’ With Health Plans On Social Determinants

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Integrate From A ‘Position Of Strength’

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Alaska Medicaid Selects Providence Family Medicine Center For Coordinated Care Demonstration Project

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) launched its Medicaid coordinated care demonstration project on September 1, 2018 …

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Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

Shared decision making is a patient engagement strategy in health care. Through this process, patients and their providers can exchange …

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Webinar Summary – Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Pharmacist

In this interview, Kelly Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA from the Otsuka Pharmaceutical …

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Oregon Announces Next Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization Contracts Will Establish Service Areas Based On Counties

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Why Don’t Consumers Have More Access To Supported Employment?

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Fitting Specialty Care Into ACOs

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Why New Medicare Rules For ‘Non-Medical Benefits’ Matter

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Accountable Care & The Complex Consumer

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California Mental Health Service Act Amended To Provide Funding For Supportive Housing For People With Mental Illness

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How Many Shelter Beds Are Enough?

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Medicare Advantage Plans Approved To Offer Expanded Non-Medical Supplemental Benefits

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2% Of People With SMI Receiving Public Mental Health Services Receive Supported Employment Services

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Louisiana Reinvests $8.5 Million In Prison Savings For Local Rehabilitation & Training Programs In Five Parishes

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The Growing Role Of Peer Providers: Challenges & Positive Progress In The Changing Practice Environment

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Illinois Implements Two Laws To Require Gender-Specific Programming For Female Prisoners

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner passed two laws that require gender-specific programming for female prisoners and that mandate trainings for officers …

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King County, Washington To Transform Unused Jail Space Into A Homeless Shelter

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New Health Care Alliance Launches Addiction Medical Home Model

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CCBHCs In 8 States Projected To Serve 380,000 Individuals In First Year

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VA To Expand Veterans Treatment Courts

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Will County Illinois County Jail To Launch Pilot Inpatient Drug Treatment Programs

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Pennsylvania Issues RFA For Housing & Support Services For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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CareMore Medicaid Primary Care Model Reduces Claims & Improved Care To Medicaid Members

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The Primary Care Reinvention

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California Medi-Cal Covers Non-Medical Transportation Benefit

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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 Use Of Psychopharmacology In Treatment For Depression In Pregnant & Nursing Women

In this interview, Jennifer Payne, MD, discusses common misconceptions surrounding the use of psychotropic medications to treat major depression or …

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The Majority Of Non-Disabled Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries Potentially Meet Proposed Work Requirements

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Planning For The Changing Dual Eligible Market Opportunity

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Humana Partners With Walgreens To Provide ‘Senior-Focused’ Primary Care In Missouri

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Audit Finds Persistent Health Staffing Issues In Milwaukee Corrections Contracts

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Federal Appeals Court Prohibits Arresting Homeless People For Sleeping In Public When Shelter Beds Are Insufficient

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The ‘Melting’ Value Chain

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New York City Raised $400 Million For Social Service-Focused Public-Private Partnerships

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For Successful ‘Integration’, It Takes Interoperability & Patience

There was much discussion this week about the meaning of the word “integration” and the impact of integration on the health …

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Walgreens & Veterans Administration Create Care Coordination Partnership

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What Predicts Persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Personnel?

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Evolving Pharmacology Of Depression: Beyond The Monoamine Hypothesis

According to the World Health Organization, major depressive disorder (MDD) currently impacts 300 million individuals worldwide and is the leading …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Psychiatry Following A Mass Casualty Incident (Part 7 Of 9)

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Michigan Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant To Integrate Primary & Behavioral Health Care By 2023

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Developing A Value-Based Care Model With Peer Support—Two Case Studies

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatrists

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Meet The Treatment Team: Social Workers

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Can We Improve Functioning In Our Patients With Schizophrenia?

Clinicians are tasked daily with making informed decisions regarding patients. During this webinar, Greg Mattingly, MD, Medical Director at St. …

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Aetna & Betty Ford Partner With Kenton County, Kentucky On Jail Reentry Program

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New Jersey & Hospital Association Partner On Supportive Housing Initiative

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Los Angeles Public Service Costs Decreased 60% Following Permanent Supportive Housing Program Benefits

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Utah Alliance Launching Medicaid Pilots To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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City Of Spokane & Catholic Charities Announce Plan To Decentralize Overnight Shelter Services

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Achieving Superior Quality Scores: How Health Plans Tailor Interventions Across Members & Markets

Health plans are continually working to measure quality, and reshaping behavioral health care delivery through initiatives aimed at improving outcomes, …

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The Possible Dark Side Of Social Determinants Of Health

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North Carolina Releases Updated Plans For Integrated Medicaid Managed Care For Behavioral Health & I/DD Populations

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There’s No Place Like Home: The Efficacy Of Home-Based Nonpharmacological Interventions For Depression

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Webinar Summary – An Update From NCQA©: Focusing On HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures

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An Update From NCQA©: Focusing On HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving …

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North Carolina Revamps Involuntary Commitment & Behavioral Health Crisis Services

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Using Data Can Make Care Coordination More Efficient (& Effective)

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VA Partners With VFR Healthcare & Strive Health To Increase Veteran Access To Behavioral Health Services

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Turning Disruption Into Opportunity

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Perspectives On The APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

In this interview, Dr. Leland shares his perspectives on the APhA practice guidance requirements for pharmacy-based MAS from the context …

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Is The Dual Eligible Market A Priority? Your Opportunity Depends On The State

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Shared Genetics Links Risk Of Depression, Chronic Pain, & Cardiovascular Disease

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Health Homes, Specialty Health Plans, CCBHCs. Oh My!

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

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Kentucky Implementing Work Matters Task Force Recommendations

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The State Perspective On Medicaid Health Homes: The Maryland Case Study

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Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium Proposes Plan To Improve Addiction & Mental Health Services

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West Virginia DHHR To Launch Behavioral Health Court Diversion Program

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Serving As A Relief Volunteer (Part 2 Of 9)

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Preparing For & Providing Mental Health Services (Part 1 Of 9)

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Barriers & Challenges To Successful Behavioral Health Integration

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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Pennsylvania Launches Corrections Data Exchange To Automate Medical Assistance Applications

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NCQA & Medical Home Network Launch Joint Project To Study Most Effective Means For Connecting Medical Care & Social Service Needs

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Kaiser Permanente To Invest $200 Million Into Community-Based Efforts To Tackle National Homeless Crisis

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

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Engendering Resiliency & Perseverance (Part 4 Of 9)

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The Balloon Effect

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Leveraging Medicaid To Address The Housing Issue

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Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative Earns The First ‘Success Payment’ For Project Investors

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California’s ‘No Place Like Home’ Program Faces Legal Challenge To Use Of Mental Health Services Act Funding

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Colorado Passes Bills To Address Jail Behavioral Health

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Sustainable Implementation Of Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment In the Veterans Health Administration: What Matters?

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The Missing Puzzle Piece In Suicide Prevention: An Interview With Danei Edelen

Danei Edelen is a marketing professional who has embraced mental health advocacy, most recently by establishing a new chapter of …

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Addressing The Social Determinants Of Health With Income Assistance

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Providence Rhode Island Opens Fire House ‘Safe Stations’ For Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Medication Management Issues Costs $528 Billion Annually

In 2016, illness or death due to non-optimized medication use, adverse medication interactions, and less than optimal consumer adherence with …

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‘Bad Debt’ Will Really Be ‘Bad Debt’

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Enhanced Care Coordination Key To Low Readmission Rates

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Launches Institute To Address Social Determinants

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Allscripts Integrates Lyft Ride-Hailing Application Into EHR System

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DOJ Auditor Directs Federal Bureau Of Prisons To Require All Health Care Vendors To Submit Electronic Claims

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Intermountain Healthcare Launches Alluceo, An Independent Company To Provide Team-Based Mental Health Services & Technology

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Can Uber & Lyft Answer The No-Show Problem?

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Nonpharmacological Interventions For Offenders With Substance Dependence: Effective Or Not?

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Webinar Summary – Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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The Value Of Family Nurse Practitioners In Mental Health Care

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The Caregiver Experience: An Interview With Cindy Moyer, MSW, LSW, CDP

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New Hampshire Insurance Department Proposes New Network Adequacy Standards For Behavioral Health Access

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Los Angeles City Council Agrees To Fund Part Of Plan To House Homeless Veterans

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Washington Medicaid Moving To Integrated Care

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Task Shifting To Bend The Cost Curve

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It Gets Down To The Dollars

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Summary: The State of Mental Health in America, 2018

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Medicaid PMPM Medical Spending Higher For Beneficiaries Without Social Supports

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Managing Obesity In Managing ‘Whole Person Health’

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Inmates With Serious Mental Illness Most Often Incarcerated For Drug & Sex Offenses

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Does Peer Support Pay?

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Uber & Lyft Enter The Health Care Market

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The Evolution Of Successful Value-Based Contracting

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Housing Initiatives Multiply, But What Is The Big Picture?

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A Personal Account Of The CIT Model Of Police Response In Oklahoma City – An Interview With Msgt. Corey Nooner (Part 2)

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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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Michigan Diversion Program Reduces Incarcerated Mentally Ill Offenders By 4%

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Tennessee Medicaid To Launch Two-Year Medication Therapy Management Pilot

On February 1, 2018, TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, received approval for a Medicaid waiver amendment that will allow the state …

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Los Angeles County To Create Peer Support Network For Veterans

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The Role Caregivers Can Play On The Treatment Team – An Interview With John Battaglia, MD

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The Crisis Intervention Team Model Of Police Response To Mental Health Crises (Part 1)

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Vermont Governor Proposed Public-Private Project To Create Forensic Psych Bed Capacity

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Dallas Fire & Police Departments Launch RIGHT Care Pilot Program

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Walgreens Opens MedExpress Urgent Care Clinics In 15 Stores

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Defining Post-Acute In The Era Of Value-Based Care

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Ohio Medicaid Launching New Behavioral Health Care Coordination Program For High-Needs Members

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Nationwide PsychU Integrated Care Discussion Forum Summary

Integrated care is a topic often discussed amongst healthcare providers and payers these days and remains a persistent challenge six …

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Collaboration Between Managed Care & Mental Health Staff: Does It Improve Outcomes?

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Integrated Health Homes For Individuals With SMI: Does The Level Of Integration Matter?

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New Mexico Awards Medicaid Managed Care Contracts To Two Incumbents & One Newcomer

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Does Paying For Value ‘Work’?

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Suspension Of Iowa Medicaid Integrated Health Homes On Hold

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Emergency Department Use Not Affected By Health Insurance Coverage

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CIT Model Of Police Response In OKC

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North Dakota Launches Behavioral Health Treatment Program For Justice-Involved Individuals With Reimbursement Linked To Outcomes

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Webinar Summary – Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring …

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About 50% Of Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Program Enrollees Are Employed

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Paying For Social Services ‘Value’ Requires Measuring Cost Impact

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Follow Up Q&A – Implementing Integrated Dual-Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

During this question and answer session, Mark Lowis, MSW, LMSW, and Jennifer Harrison, PhD, LMSW, CAADC, respond to unanswered questions …

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Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

When substance use disorder and mental illness occur together, affected individuals may be more susceptible to poor physical health, relapse, …

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UPMC Awarded $5.7 Million To Expand Access To Medication Assisted Treatment In Four Pennsylvania Counties

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Walgreens Pharmacy Adherence Programs Saved $164 Per Participant

Walgreens pharmacy adherence programs saved its participants an average of $164 over a six- month period in 2013. This is …

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Annual Income Of Supplemental Security Income Recipient Below Rent Costs In Most Markets

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Michigan Medicaid Preparing To Pilot Integrated Behavioral & Physical Health Projects

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What’s In A Name?

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Illinois Medicaid Launches Redesigned Mandatory Managed Care Program Statewide

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Molina Healthcare Of New Mexico Expands Pilot Program To Connect Incarcerated Members With Services Prior To Release

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Alaska Reports Savings From Programs Focused On Medicaid ‘Superusers’

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield To Launch New Addiction Treatment Programs In D.C. Area

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Precision Medicine For Behavioral Health Care: An Interview With Bettina Eva Franz, MD, PhD

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Kansas Awards Adult Behavioral Health Crisis Service Contracts In Topeka & Salina

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Virginia Medicaid Selects Six MCOs For Medallion 4.0 Integrated Physical & Behavioral Health Contracts

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Getting Past The Bumps In The Road To Value-Based Reimbursement

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KanCare Families Survey Finds Diminished Satisfaction With Disability Services Under Managed Care

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57% Of Hospitals Earned Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Bonuses For Fiscal Year 2018

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NYC’s Pathway Home Program Places Homeless With Host Families

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The Changing Face Of Medicaid Health Homes—The 2017 Update

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Looking For A Tech Strategy? Try Consumer Engagement

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The Merger Of Retail With Health Plans—Strategy, Please

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WellCare Launching Nationwide Medicaid Pharmacy Management Program In 2018 To Cut Opioid Dispensing

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San Diego City Council Approves $6.5 Million For ‘Bridge Shelter Program’ To Temporarily House Homeless

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Portland & Multnomah County To Add 2,000 New Supportive Housing Units By 2027

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The Trauma Quandary

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Training Patients With Schizophrenia To Share Decisions With Their Psychiatrist: A Randomized-Controlled Trial

Key Messages

Many patients with schizophrenia would like to participate in shared decision-making (SDM) with their health care providers. In observed …

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CVS Health To Open 8 Mock Pharmacies By Spring 2018 To Train People With Disabilities

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Most States Fail To Provide Adequate Evidence-Based Treatment For Offenders With SMI

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Oregon To Update Individual Support Planning Process For People With I/DD

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North Carolina To Implement Tailored Medicaid Managed Care Plans For People With I/DD Or Behavioral Health Disorders

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Medicaid Work Requirements Moving Ahead With 10 States In The Mix

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Social Determinants Today, Social Determinants Tomorrow

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Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment

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Kansas Medicaid Requests $200 Million To Shorten Wait For HCBS Waiver Services In 2018 & 2019

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93% Of Medicaid Expansion Enrollees In Hennepin County, Minnesota Use Social Services Or Are Involved With The Justice System

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Danish Consumers With Diabetes & Schizophrenia 10% Less Likely To Receive High-Quality Diabetes Care

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Hospital Admissions Decline; Observation Stays & Emergency Department Visits Increase

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About One-Fifth Of Families With A Worker Earning $16 Per Hour Or Less Use Federally Funded Social Safety Net Programs

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Over 10% Of People Who Survive Cancer Surgery Become Dependent On Opioids

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Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center In Waco, Texas May Become A State-Owned Mental Health Facility

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Los Angeles County Launches First Pay-For-Success Project: ‘Just In Reach’ Supportive Housing Program

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60% Of ER Treat-And-Release Visits By The Homeless Are For Behavioral Disorders

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Options For Community-Based Services For Behavioral Health

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Cleveland-Area Hospitals Put 79% Of Behavioral Health Emergency Visits On Wait List For Admission

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Women Who Experience Trauma Are At Higher Risk Of Developing Lupus

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Only 27% Of Unpaid Caregivers For Someone With Cognitive Impairment Use Caregiver Support Services

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Over 50% Of Adults With Co-Occurring Mental Health & Addictive Disorders Receive No Treatment

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Texas Halts Plan For I/DD Managed Care Pilot, But Still Plans To Move LTSS For I/DD To Managed Care In 2020

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Colorado Medicaid Selects Five Organizations For Regional Integrated Behavioral & Physical Health Initiative

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Where Have All The Psychiatrists Gone?

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Suicide Awareness In Primary Care

In this short interview, Marla Moses, FNP, PMHNP, PsychU Primary Care Providers’ Corner Section Editor and Owner of IN Moses …

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New Jersey Medicaid To Move I/DD Community Care Waiver To The Comprehensive Waiver

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Arkansas Medicaid To Launch Provider-Led Shared Savings Entities For Members With Developmental Disabilities Or Mental Illness

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Developing New Opportunities For Mental Health Providers In Primary Care

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Health Insurance Coverage Vs. Access To Care—The Gap Between Them

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Collaboration, Connectivity & Complex Leadership

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Sutter Health Teams Up With Quartet Health To Better Integrate Mental & Physical Health Care

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Nebraska’s Psychiatrist-To-Population Ratio At 8.8 Per 100,000 Is 41% Below National Average Of 12.4 Per 100,000

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Consumer Satisfaction, Consumer Engagement & Shared Decisionmaking

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The Shifting Correctional Health Care Market

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Webinar Summary – Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

The primary care setting is often the default for treatment of mood disorders, but primary care physicians can become overwhelmed …

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Using LEAN Principles To Transform A Behavioral Health Crisis Center: An Interview With Margaret E. Balfour, MD, PhD

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Webinar Summary – Innovations In The Criminal Justice System For Individuals With Mental Illness

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Innovations In The Criminal Justice System For Individuals With Mental Illness

A 2014 study by the Treatment Advocacy Center* states that the number of mentally ill individuals in prisons and jails …

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Another Disruptor To Business As Usual – Peer Support

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State Medicaid HCBS Policy Factors Often Limit Beneficiary Access To Assisted Living

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Nemours Child Psychiatry Consultation Model Supports Management In Primary Care

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Primary Care EHRs Missing Acute Psychiatric Treatment For People With Depression & Bipolar Disorder In 90% Of Records

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South Dakota Creates Fund To Speed Up Jail Mental Health Competency Evaluations

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Michigan Medicaid Selects Facilitator To Develop Pilot Mental Health Integration Project Models

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New Hampshire To Launch Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Services for Pregnant & Post-Partum Women

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is preparing to …

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Federal Prison Per-Inmate Health Care Costs Rose 36% From 2009 To 2016

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Launches ‘Anywhere To Anywhere VA Health Care’

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