While coordinating care for patients with mental health disorders is critical, it is often challenging—or even overlooked—in the complex U.S. healthcare system. Evidence-based care transition models can significantly improve outcomes, especially in emergency department settings.
Universal Health Services founder and CEO Alan B. Miller, one of the longest-serving chief executives in the U.S., has announced he is stepping down. The company said Marc D. Miller, its current president, will take over as CEO in January 2021.
The National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) will assess the state of recovery housing, including availability, capacity to serve, underserved populations, and variances by community in terms of services provided.
The perilous state of primary care and the strain created by the COVID-19 pandemic make this a time to revisit the potential to reimagine our health system with behavioral health services more tightly integrated into the primary level.
It's a difficult task with so many unknowns still surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, but we must look forward to start planning for the state of the behavioral healthcare field, both in the immediate future and years from now.
As the healthcare sector grows to 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) with no reversal in sight, demands for change are increasingly dire. For starters, how can behavioral healthcare help solve the dilemma of healthcare costs?