A JAMA Pediatrics study that highlighted an increase in the suicide rates for elementary school-age black boys has been disparaged by a noted child psychiatrist. He says the increase over-hypes a very small change in statistically insignificant numbers.
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the named defendants in a lawsuit accusing the state of Illinois of shoddy medical care at its prisons, has previously settled 38 out of 463 complaints for a grand total of $3.1 million over five years. A new lawsuit claims "deliberate indifference" about medical care...
The suicide rate for elementary-school aged children appears to be flattening, but a study posted Monday on the JAMA Pediatrics website found those numbers hide an increased rate among young black boys while fewer white boys are committing suicide.
Fiddling around when you should be working to finish a project could do more than annoy your boss. New research says it could be bad for your health.
Nearly a year after holding a listening session on the matter, the Obama administration is still deliberating changes to the rule requiring heightened patient consent for disclosing drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment records.
The most expensive 5% of Medicaid beneficiaries nationally accounted for nearly half of program spending from 2009 to 2011, the Government Accountability Office reports.
Three major not-for-profit behavioral-health organizations in Illinois announced last week that they have signed a letter of intent to merge, citing rising costs, uncertain reimbursement and the need to invest in new technology and infrastructure.
Data Points for the week of May 11, 2015, covered the following topics: ACA subsidies, insurance exchanges, ER visits, mental health treatment, prescription drug spending
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.
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.