Behavioral Health

Hospitals not adhering to CMS’s cost transparency rule may eventually find their public images tarnished by their noncompliance

Hospitals could lose patients and their good reputations if CMS makes public the names of those noncompliant with the latest price transparency rule.

Shawn Stack May 26, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: Health systems’ new C-suite titles reflect today’s industry issues

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: New healthcare C-suite titles, tips from CMS on securing federal funds for certain Medicaid services and a Senate subcommittee hearing on the nation’s growing mental health crisis.

Deborah Filipek May 21, 2021

Medicaid and CHIP data show a marked decrease in behavioral healthcare utilization amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Utilization for many services plummeted during a large part of 2020, and the biggest impact was seen in services for mental health and substance-use disorders.

Nick Hut May 19, 2021

News briefs: CMS reduces Medicare payments by 25% for many providers as part of loan recoupment

News briefs for May include recoupment of Medicare advance payments, a potential issue with hospitals' 340B eligibility, and more.

Nick Hut April 26, 2021

Better integration with primary care can help address the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, report finds

Enhanced network adequacy standards, value-based payment models and targeted investments in technology are vital to improving behavioral healthcare in a way that will meet escalating needs.

Nick Hut April 5, 2021

Employers pivot from value-based payment to virtual care amid the pandemic

Employer-sponsored health plans are pausing value-pay expansions in favor of adding virtual care options in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a business group survey..

Rich Daly August 19, 2020

Enhanced care coordination provides a blueprint for optimal healthcare, former VA Secretary David Shulkin says

The U.S. healthcare system will thrive if leaders and policymakers take steps to promote holistic care and better access, says David Shulkin, MD, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nick Hut May 5, 2020

CareMore Health: Addressing loneliness leads to lower rates of ED, hospital use

Through a holistic program that addresses senior patients’ psychological, social and physical health, a provider is successfully treating loneliness and improving outcomes.

Robin Caruso, LCSW July 26, 2019

Why one insurer is expanding a mental health integration pilot statewide

Early indications of savings and positive provider feedback led one Blue Cross plan to expand statewide a behavioral care telehealth program.

Rich Daly May 8, 2019

Jan. 28- Feb. 1: Promising Early Results from Integrating Mental, Physical Health

Jan. 24—Healthcare payers and providers have found good clinical outcomes from pilots that integrate mental health care, but financial analyses remain unfinished.

Rich Daly January 24, 2019
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