A quality measure developed for CMS evaluates readmission rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities, but NABH president and CEO Shawn Coughlin questions whether it accurately reflects certain key factors not within the control of providers.
Even among treatment centers that espouse an abstinence approach, there is evidence of treatment's benefits in reducing harm from substance use, comprehensive outcome data from Vista Research Group suggest.
We are an industry living in hardened silos, with governmental policy and funding controlled by distinct departments, staffed by practitioners with constricted skills. It's time to move past these historical divisions.
The systems of care for treating physical and behavioral health problems are vastly different in size and unequally valued both within the healthcare industry and society in general. It's time for this to change.
Support for mental health services provided by telehealth continues to rise across the U.S., but obstacles to participation remain in several areas, per a recent report from the law firm Epstein Becker Green.
The Northern Colorado Opioid Prevention Workgroup, a collaboration between local health systems, jails and health districts, has been responsible for increasing access to MAT and implementing a jail-based treatment program since launching two years ago.