Access to Behavioral Health

Aug 14, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on July 31 issued a final rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system for fiscal year 2019.
Aug 13, 2018
Enrollees in large employer health plans with inpatient admissions receive an out-of-network medical bill approximately 18% of the time, according to an analysis released today by Kaiser Family Foundation. Individuals who receive inpatient or outpatient care for mental health or substance use are…
Aug 3, 2018
August 29, 2018, 2PM ET Learn how five local hospital systems created a course to train people to perform "adult mental health first aid," giving members of the public skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal is to train 10,000 volunteers. Includes…
Aug 3, 2018
How a local Collaborative improves timely access to care and reduces stigma Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00-2:45 p.m. ET REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE Please join Ellen Williams, Ph.D., senior director, Behavioral Health at Ascension St. Vincent’s, Jacksonville, FL and Paula Bides, MPH,…
Aug 3, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: August 2018 Highlights Webinar on a Mental Health First Aid Training Collaboration in Jacksonville, FL Register to learn how five local hospital systems created a course to train people to perform “adult mental health first aid,” giving…
Jul 25, 2018
In an effort to make care more accessible to its changing community, Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System will transition out of acute care services by the end of 2018 and will instead offer care coordination, telehealth services and virtual care, primary and urgent care, home care,…
Jul 25, 2018
Long Waits to See Doctors in Puerto Rico From 2006 to 2016, the number of doctors in Puerto Rico declined from 14,000 to 9,000, according the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico. And Hurricane Maria has helped fuel the exodus, Kaiser Health News reports. José Cruz, a pediatrician…
Jul 23, 2018
Four health systems are working together to meet the behavioral health needs of patients in Portland, Oregon. Unity Center for Behavioral Health, opened in February 2017, is a collaborative venture of Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Adventist Health, and Kaiser Permanente.…
Jul 19, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to examine the status of mental health initiatives under the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., assistant secretary for mental health and substance use at the Department of Health and Human…