The American Hospital Association has tapped Manuel Tomás León to lead its Institute for Diversity in Health Management.
The CMS would give inpatient psychiatric facilities a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule issued Friday.
Great ideas for improving patient care can come from surprising places … but an Adam Sandler movie?
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut, who warn patients will suffer from a lack of services.
The old proverb states, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Nowhere does that ring more true than in our nation's healthcare system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and it is particularly true for community clinics and health centers.
Proposed regulations ensuring mental health parity in Medicaid managed-care plans promise better coverage for important services like substance-abuse counseling—at least for beneficiaries who have providers. But the CMS rules won't guarantee more providers will participate.
Draft regulations issued Monday would extend federal mental health parity protections to Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in managed-care plans.
Amid persistent complaints about veterans' healthcare, President Barack Obama acknowledged lingering weaknesses Friday in the federal government's response to the chronic delays and false waiting lists that triggered a national outcry over the Veterans Affairs health system last year.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24, and rates are nearly twice as high for young adults in rural communities than in urban areas, a new study found.
Kaiser Permanente has resolved some of the problems with its mental health services that led to $4 million in fines in 2013, but it still has work to do, the state contends.
U.S. behavioral health providers' net patient revenue grew marginally in 2013 and providers will need flexibility in care models to see future revenue growth, industry experts agreed.
The CMS on Friday finalized minor changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug programs while omitting an any-willing-pharmacy proposal, among others it had proposed early in the rulemaking process.