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The States Respond To Crisis

The 988 crisis line has been up and running for a little over a year. Owned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and funded through two,… Read More

Don’t Forget The Gold

In the 2019 report “Facing Addiction In America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight On Opioids,” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., referred to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder… Read More

De-risking Digital

The deployment of digital consumer tools in health and human services has been slow. Only 11% of consumers report that their health care provider organization offers digital tools. And, even… Read More

The Thorn In Our Side

For the past several years, we’ve reported on the ‘access bottle neck’ for behavioral health services. Access was a problem before the pandemic—and the pandemic’s effect on mental health disorder… Read More

Navigating The Commercial Health Plan Market

How well are commercial health plans performing? We’ve written a lot about Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, one measure of performance. But a new commercial health plan… Read More