Michigan's managed-care companies are pushing to speed up the privatization of the state's $2.8 billion Medicaid behavioral health managed-care system, pointing to structural losses reported in November financial filings.
A federal judge is set to decide how much flexibility insurers that administer self-insured health plans have in limiting coverage for treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
Magellan Health announced early Wednesday that the CEO of its managed-care division, Sam Srivastava, is being "terminated without cause" on Dec. 28.
Some private equity investors are focused on developing high-end residential facilities for self-pay and commercially insured patients rather than comprehensive outpatient services for publicly and privately insured patients.
State officials say an overhaul is needed to improve mobile crisis response, incorporate local mental health services that already exist and, more broadly, put separate people in charge of financial and clinical decisions.
Even though Sentara Healthcare is nationally known for its gains in patient care, Joanne Inman isn't satisfied with the status quo. Appointed president of Sentara Leigh Hospital in 2016, Inman is constantly looking for ways to push the organization to the next level.
Concentric Health Experience works to end silence over postpartum depression, earns 'Best in Show' award
The Campaign of the Year in the 2018 Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards tried to strike a balance between keeping it interesting while remaining respectful of those suffering from postpartum depression.
The stigma associated with mental health issues and substance abuse continues to plague the delivery system. For Dr. Stephen Odom, addressing the underlying causes of abuse and mental health is at the core of the mission at New Vista Behavioral Health.
More than half of Americans want mental health services either for themselves or for a loved one, but about three-quarters said there are access issues, especially cost or poor insurance coverage, according to a new survey.
A new report calls for reforms in state prison health systems that include increasing partnerships between correction facilities and community healthcare providers in order to provide inmates continuity of care during their incarceration and beyond.
While a lot has been made of the canyon-sized gap in caring for patients with mental health conditions, progress has been hard to quantify. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance for Mental Illness is championing the theme, “CureStigma.”
Physician suicide isn't a new issue in healthcare, but over the past few years the industry has taken more aggressive actions to prevent it.