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Behavioral Healthcare    [3 followers]  Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 1931-7093
     Published by Vendome Group Homepage  [4 journals]   [SJR: 0.105]   [H-I: 4]
  • Treatment providers face off against patient advocates over AOT: Part 2
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Mass shootings have served as a catalyst for mental health initiatives that would provide support for more services, but AOT clauses cause deep divide. This Part 2 continues to delve into the divide between treatment professionals and patient advocates. Read Part 1 first. Court-ordered treatment means that people who get into legal trouble – and many people with mental illness do get picked up by the police and taken to emergency departments – could be required by a court order to take medication. If they don’t, they could be picked up by the police and institutionalized. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:50:13 +000
       
  • Two new regional conferences for addiction professionals set for 2015
    • Authors: Shannon Brys
      Abstract: Vendome Healthcare Media will be hosting both an East Coast and West Coast conference in addition to its National Conference on Addiction Disorders for 2015. Addiction Professional and The National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD)—the premier international signature event for providing a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions and mental illnesses—is expanding to include two intimate regional events for 2015, in addition to the already robust schedule of
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:53:19 +000
       
  • Integrity Recovery House for Men opens Wednesday
    • Authors: Shannon Brys
      Abstract: The 40-bed residential recovery house for men in New Jersey focuses on treatment, recovery and community reintegration. Integrity House, a non-profit substance abuse rehabilitation center with locations in Newark and Secaucus, will be hosting an opening celebration to unveil its new Integrity Recovery House for Men on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The new residential recovery facility, located on Lincoln Park in Newark, provides transitional housing with clinically-managed drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in a residential environment, with the goal of helping to eventually integrate the clients back into society.  read more
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:38:38 +000
       
  • BH FRAUD UPDATE: CRC agrees to resolve false claims act allegations for
           $9.25 million
    • Authors: Shannon Brys
      Abstract: CRC Health Group (CRC) has agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims by providing substandard treatment to adult and adolescent Medicaid patients suffering from alcohol and drug addiction at its facility in Burns, Tenn Last week, the Department of Justice announced that CRC Health Group (CRC) has agreed to pay $9.25 million to the federal government and the State of Tennessee to settle allegations that CRC knowingly submitted false claims by providing substandard treatment to adult and adolescent Medicaid patients suffering from alcohol and drug addiction at its facility in Burns, Tenn. CRC, based in Cupertino, Calif., is a nationwide provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment services.  read more
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:14:25 +000
       
  • Treatment providers face off against patient advocates over AOT: Part 1
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Tension in the mental health treatment community has been growing in the wake of mass shootings. Mental health bills aim to provide support for more services, but AOT clauses cause deep divide. Mass shootings have led to calls for improved access to mental health treatment. The school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut led to the Now is the Time initiative by President Obama that included many new programs and expanded funding for mental health treatment, which the field supports. At the same time, mental health advocates also point out that people who need mental health treatment are no more likely than the rest of the population to be violent. Representative Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania) developed H.R. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:23:59 +000
       
  • STUDY: More than half of all adults with serious thoughts of suicide do
           not receive mental health services
    • Authors: Shannon Brys
      Abstract: SAMHSA’s report shows that among those who had serious thoughts of suicide and did not receive treatment, nearly three out of four did not perceive the need for treatment. Slightly more than half (51.8 percent) of the 8.6 million American adults who had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year did not receive mental health services, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA’s report shows that among those who had serious thoughts of suicide and did not receive treatment, nearly three out of four did not perceive the need for treatment. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:23:18 +000
       
  • Albuquerque council member seeks excise tax for addiction, MH services
    • Authors: Shannon Brys
      Abstract: Albuquerque, N.M., City Council member Klarissa Pena says new revenue is needed to offset cuts that the local behavioral health system has experienced in recent years.  Albuquerque, N.M., City Council member Klarissa Pena says more coordinated efforts are needed that involve nonprofit behavioral health agencies and the justice system, and she is suggesting a new excise tax in the city to finance addiction and mental health services. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:10:20 +000
       
  • CMS posts inpatient psychiatric hospital quality data
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) added a comparison tool to consumers evaluating inpatient psychiatric hospitals. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:16:00 +000
       
  • New jail proposal includes treatment services
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: New jail proposal includes community treatment services for substance abuse disorders and the mentally ill The proposed plan for a new Lucas County, Ohio jail will include not only a facility with increased capacity—up to 634—but also an accompanying community treatment plan for mentally ill substance abuse disorder inmates. Planners would also like to include a municipal courtroom onsite. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:39:49 +000
       
  • Price transparency in healthcare: A movement takes hold
    • Authors: Charlene Marietti
      Abstract: Patients are still are a long way from being able to shop around for the best behavioral healthcare, but it’s on the horizon. Thanks to a movement for transparent pricing taking hold in 11 states, patients are closer to being able to shop for medical procedures. We looked at Colorado, where officials are in the midst of amassing claims data serve as a foundation for a consumer-friendly website where patients can shop around for procedures and services. read more
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:53:03 +000
       
 
 
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