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Journal Cover   Behavioral Healthcare
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   ISSN (Print) 1931-7093
   Published by Vendome Group Homepage  [3 journals]
  • HHS increases opioid MAT funding
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: SAMHSA is awarding up to $11 million annually to 11 states to enhance and expand their treatment service systems. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it is making additional funding available through SAMHSA to states and community health centers to expand the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. SAMHSA is awarding up to $11 million annually to 11 states to enhance and expand their treatment service systems. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:57:52 +000
       
  • 5 challenges facing Medicaid
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Medicaid is one of the largest items in state budgets, although its beneficiaries lack political clout. Expenses typically soar during economic downturns, putting states in a quandary. A “sleeper” provision when Congress created Medicare in 1965 to cover healthcare for seniors, Medicaid now provides coverage to nearly 1 in 4 Americans, at an annual cost of more than $500 billion. Today, it is the workhorse of the U.S. health system, covering nearly half of all births, one-third of children and two-thirds of people in nursing homes. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:27:24 +000
       
  • Joint Commission offers new perinatal care certification
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: The certification program will cover labor through postpartum care in order to improve and maintain the health of newborns and their mothers. An organization must be in compliance with both accreditation and certification requirements to achieve the certification. The Joint Commission has announced they will now offer Perinatal Care Certification. The certification program will cover labor through postpartum care in order to improve and maintain health of newborns and mothers. Organizations must be in compliance with both accreditation and certification requirements to achieve the certification and must also meet certain criteria including: read more
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:48:12 +000
       
  • Discovery House network up for auction
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Discovery House has 18 locations in four states, offering detox, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment. It could command eight times EBITDA. Providence, R.I.-based Discovery House, an outpatient treatment center network with 18 facilities across Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maine and Utah, is currently up for auction, according to The Street. The company has EBITDA of around $12 million and could command a multiple of between eight and 10 times in the final sale, according to the announcement.  read more
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:39:08 +000
       
  • Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital receives international design award
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Designed after Tropical Storm Irene damaged the existing hospital, the new facility was honored with awards for Mental Health Project and Design Project at the 11th Design & Health World Congress. The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, Vt. was recently honored at the 11th Design & Health World Congress in Hong Kong with awards for Mental Health Project and Interior Design Project. Built on a fast-track schedule after Tropical Storm Irene damaged the existing hospital in 2011, the new 25-bed, $23 million facility was designed to promote healing and reduce aggression in psychiatric facilities. read more
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:08 +000
       
  • One killed, one wounded in Wyoming detox center shooting
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: A central Wyoming detox center that has earned accolades for helping a community address alcohol-related problems was the site of a tragic shooting last weekend. A central Wyoming detox center last weekend was the site of a shooting in which a city parks employee allegedly entered through a back door and shot two men lying on mattresses, killing one. The Washington Post reported that the Center of Hope, a facility run by the group Volunteers of America, has been credited with assisting the city of Riverton in combating alcohol-related problems in the community, including public intoxication. read more
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:30:53 +000
       
  • Medicaid at 50
    • Authors: Ron Manderscheid
      Abstract: As Medicaid approaches two score and ten, we have a heartfelt birthday greeting: "You are even more attractive today than you were a quarter-century ago. In fact, you simply are magnetic.” As Medicaid approaches two score and ten, we have a very heartfelt birthday greeting. "This is to extend our very warm wishes to you for a wonderful birthday on July 29. And even better wishes to you for a long and healthy life. We all know that you have not really aged. You are even more attractive today than you were a quarter-century ago. In fact, you simply are magnetic.” read more
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:31:36 +000
       
  • Top 13 psychiatric hospitals ranked in annual survey
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Facilities were named among the best for difficult cases and procedures by at least 5 percent of the psychiatric specialists who responded to U.S. News surveys in 2013, 2014 and 2015. U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the top 13 psychiatric Hospitals for 2015 and 2016. Facilities were named among the best for difficult cases and procedures by at least 5 percent of the psychiatric specialists who responded to U.S. News surveys in 2013, 2014 and 2015, according to the website. Another 37 hospitals received nominations from one or more physicians. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:22:54 +000
       
  • NIMH releases teen depression resource
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a new resource for teens with depression that provides comprehensive information and support. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a new resource for teens with depression that provides comprehensive information and support. Broken down into sections, the resource discusses the differences between regular sadness and depression, what signs and symptoms should raise red flags, and how depression can affect certain relationships.   read more
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:51:04 +000
       
  • Urine drug testing model likely to roll out nationwide
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care. This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a hearing to address reimbursement policies for various lab services, including urine drug testing. Andrea G. Barthwell, MD, FASAM, who manages Two Dreams Treatment Centers and is a consultant to the laboratory industry, provided testimony to CMS. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:27:00 +000
       
 
 
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