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Colorado plans changes in mental health crisis-response system

Colorado plans changes in mental health crisis-response system

By Associated Press  |  November 20, 2018

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.

CMS plans to overturn Medicaid ban on mental health facility pay

CMS plans to overturn Medicaid ban on mental health facility pay

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 13, 2018

States may soon have a new waiver option to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' treatment at inpatient mental health facilities. The CMS has had a ban on reimbursing those providers for decades.

Week Ahead: Addressing the stigma of mental health

Week Ahead: Addressing the stigma of mental health

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 06, 2018

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.”

Commentary: Treat suicide like a public health crisis

Commentary: Treat suicide like a public health crisis

By Barry Smith  |  September 29, 2018

As suicide reaches crisis-level proportions in our nation, it's time to treat suicide like the public health crisis that it is, and healthcare leaders and executives play a critical role.

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