Behavioral Health Care Delivery

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 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 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 2, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: July 2018
Advocacy update, news, and more. Download the cover note below. Read the July 2018 Behavioral Health Update here.
Jun 28, 2018
SAMHSA's The Dialogue produced by the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center. This issue highlights a sample of National VOAD members involved in behavioral health disaster response and recovery work. (June 2018) Helping Families Deal with the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster (Handout)…
Jun 25, 2018
June 25, 2018 RE: CMS-1690-P, Medicare Program; FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018 (FY 2019)
Comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the fiscal year (FY) 2019 proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) and quality reporting updates. We support CMS’s commitment to its Meaningful Measures initiative, but believe…
Jun 22, 2018
The California Hospital Association and other partners this week launched Behavioral Health Action, a statewide effort to engage candidates and highlight the importance of addressing behavioral health issues in 2018 elections. “We are united behind a powerful cause,” said CHA President and CEO…
Jun 21, 2018
Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase Health Care Venture   Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have selected Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Atul Gawande as the CEO of their still unnamed company. The organizations in…
Jun 21, 2018
For years, the rate of suicide has been on the rise. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides have increased by more than 25 percent during the past decade. It is now the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing more than $44 billion annually.   The…
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…