Dive Brief: The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has awarded $1.3 million in grants to 25 behavior health providers to improve patient care, reduce costs, and ensure safety and privacy of patient health data. The grantees manage 179 facilities in 64 locations … [Read more...] about Massachusetts behavioral health providers receive $1.3M in EHR grants
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With demand for behavioral health services growing and legislation to expand access advancing in Congress, and with the move to value-based care and population health, hospitals are in a position to play a larger role in coordinating mental healthcare. In 2014, nearly 44 million … [Read more...] about As demand for behavioral health grows, is it time for a new C-suite role?
As organizations and agencies transition to value-based care models, many are reaching across sectors and forming partnerships to advance public health. For one example. the University of Maryland’s Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) is partnering with Cigna and area … [Read more...] about Where new partnership opportunities are advancing public health efforts
Six Colorado health insurers, as well as the state's Medicaid program, have voluntarily joined forces to better integrate behavioral and physical healthcare by aligning on payment measurement and data sharing under a common framework. The effort follows Colorado’s recent … [Read more...] about Colorado payers collaborate to benefit behavioral health
Researchers are beginning to delve deeper into the causes of addiction and whether risk factors exist that make some people more susceptible than others. As a result, there is no denying that addiction starts in the brain. There’s no one thing that causes addiction, rather … [Read more...] about Addiction and Mental Health: How the Two Coincide