Founded in 1992, Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. (BCRI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive community-based psychiatric crisis intervention and addiction treatment services. BCRI is the city’s first and … Continued
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The unemployment rate remains low at 3.6% for the fourth straight month, matching a near-50-year low before the pandemic struck in early 2020, according to last Friday’s report (see U.S. … Continued
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $1.9 million to 20 organizations in 14 states for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program. The awards will fund a … Continued
More than one-third of cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementia in the United States are linked to modifiable risk factors. The largest risks were obesity, physical inactivity, and … Continued
The median age in the United States increased by 3.4 years between 2000 and 2021, rising to 38.8 years, according to Census Bureau estimates. Nationally between 2020 and 2021, the … Continued
After implementing a Medicaid program in 2019 to offer connections to non-medical services considered social determinants of health (SDOH), Contra Costa County, California found that the program may have reduced … Continued
At nursing homes operated by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), antipsychotic prescriptions among individuals with dementia declined from 33.7% in 2009 to 27.5% in 2018. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety mediations such … Continued
The document was released in June 2019 by the Washington State Office of Child Support Enforcement. The state analyzed its performance enforcing child support payments. Based on Washington’s OCSE-34A and … Continued
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that its long-standing partner, Roche, will license and advance IONIS-FB-LRx, an investigational antisense medicine, into a Phase 3 clinical study in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy … Continued
On Saturday, July 16, 2022, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) launched the Montana 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. The launch was promoted … Continued
Medicaid coverage of foster children is moving to managed care, much like all of Medicaid. Currently, 85% of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in some type of managed care (see About … Continued
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco products. The Montana Tobacco Quit … Continued
White Paper Available Free Of Charge, Courtesy Of SilverCloud Health The mental health of children and young people has become a national emergency especially since the onset of Covid-19. Between … Continued
On July 12, 2022, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced its Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) selected three managed care organizations (MCOs) to operate … Continued
In the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed two changes to improve beneficiary access to addiction treatment services. Medicare intends to cover … Continued
Between 1999 and 2019 the death rate due to alcoholic cirrhosis in the United States rose from 3.3 per 100,000 adults age 25 and older to 10.6 per 100,000 adults. … Continued
Worldwide, about 10% of adults are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Only 3% of adults have been diagnosed with CKD and the remaining 7% are estimated to have undiagnosed … Continued
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 17, 2022) – OPEN MINDS is gearing up for The 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute beginning on August 30 and running to September 1, 2022, in Newport Beach, … Continued
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 17th, 2022) — On July 20th at 2:00 pm EDT/1 pm CST, OPEN MINDS will host a webinar, Forged In Fire: Leveraging The Pandemic Experience & Lessons Learned … Continued
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill While there is much coverage of mergers and acquisitions in the health and human service field, there … Continued
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a global medical technology leader, has created an independent 501(c)(3) for Movement is Life, Inc., a philanthropic, multi-disciplinary coalition. Movement is Life seeks to decrease musculoskeletal … Continued
A new digital mental health intervention, Step-by-Step, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) at the Ministry of Public Health Lebanon and other … Continued
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has opened a new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility is about 5,000 square feet and services … Continued
How often are mergers and acquisitions (M&A) successful? While the numbers say not often—studies show the failure rate is between 70% and 90% of the time (see The Big Idea: The New M&A Playbook)—that hasn’t stopped the rapid pace of industry consolidation. In recent months, we have some big industry changes that call into question the ability for small, specialty organizations to survive without taking a serious look at either M&A or other forms of provider organization collaboration.