Providers, advocacy groups and some policymakers are pressing for stronger enforcement of mental health parity laws. But congressional Republicans and Democrats disagree about giving the federal government more enforcement power.
Michigan will require mental health agencies participating in pilots testing integration of Medicaid behavioral and physical health to contract with one statewide public behavioral health organization.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.
What if there were a safe space where patients with an addiction could practice saying "no" to drugs or alcohol? An experimental virtual reality therapy offers such an alternative.
Public health experts this week will develop plans to create a more sustainable public health system and move beyond talk of budget cuts.
The CMS has revealed that physicians may be overprescribing psychotherapeutic medication to children on Medicaid or CHIP, which may be due to inadequate access to behavioral health specialists.
Colleges and universities face growing demand for mental health services from students, as counselors struggle with both the rising need and the growing complexity of the disorders many students are displaying.
We understand our nation's behavioral health needs today are as complex as they are numerous. The opioid crisis, high rate of suicide and spate of mass shootings remind us why our members are critical players in America's healthcare continuum.
Many systems like Hackensack Meridian Health are looking to establish an all-in-one regional presence that better integrates behavioral health services, which has been a particularly fragmented sector of the industry, exacerbated by issues like the opioid epidemic.
President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
Hospitals are teaming with community-based behavioral health providers to hasten access to treatment for patients battling addiction.
Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.