Access to Behavioral Health

Jun 20, 2018
Nurse Watch is compiled in conjunction with the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and highlights articles of interest to nurse leaders, nursing professionals and other health care leaders. For more about AONE, visit aone.org. AONE Launches Young Professional Voices Program…
Jun 12, 2018
Billings Clinic | Billings, MT Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization and serves a wide region covering not only much of Montana, but also northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas. Because of the size of the organization’s service area, patients suffering a psychiatric…
Jun 8, 2018
Suicide rates rose in every state but Nevada between 1999 and 2016, climbing 30% or more in 25 states, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increases over the study period varied from 6% in Delaware to 58% in North Dakota, with rates for…
Jun 5, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: June 2018
Advocacy update, news, and more. Download the cover note below. Read the June 2018 Behavioral Health Update here.
May 31, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: May 2018
This edition covers an advocacy update, resources for Mental Health Awareness month, and more.  For more, read the full May 2018 Behavioral Health Update.
May 31, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 27 issued a proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 26. Key takeaways from the rule follow in the Advisory…
May 24, 2018
As we reflect on and commemorate Mental Health Month, one thing is clear: shining a light on mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) does not exacerbate these conditions; it helps dissolve the stigma often attached to them. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a leader in that regard. It’s…
May 18, 2018
An issue brief released this week by The Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust highlights actions that the health care system – including hospitals and health systems – can take to help address issues like drug overdoses, alcohol-related deaths and suicides. “Prioritizing prevention…
May 16, 2018
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations yesterday voiced strong support for legislation that would allow states to receive federal matching funds for services provided to a Medicaid beneficiary with a substance use disorder in an Institution for Mental Disease. “Since 1965, the…