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CMS Eases Medicaid Barriers to Substance Abuse, Opioid Treatment

November 2, 2017 - State Medicaid programs will have more opportunities to design programs to meet their residents’ substance abuse and opioid addiction treatment needs, CMS announced this week. Following the declaration of the opioid abuse epidemic as a national public health emergency, CMS is encouraging states to design innovative demonstration projects with fewer regulatory barriers. “CMS is...


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Is a Public Health Emergency Enough to Combat the Opioid Crisis?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The opioid crisis is now an official public health emergency, the White House announced this week, recognizing the incredible toll of illegal drugs and prescription painkillers on the American population. With more than 300,000 opioid-related...

HRSA Awards $200M for Opioid Abuse, Behavioral Health Services

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced $200 million in grant funding to help local communities deliver behavioral health services and proactive responses to opioid abuse. The funding will be divided between 1178...

Mental Health Patients Receive Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

by Jennifer Bresnick

While patients with recognized mental health issues comprise just over 15 percent of the US population, these individuals receive more than half of all opioid prescriptions from providers, according to a new study published in the Journal...

Video Analytics, Machine Learning Can Aid Mental Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mental healthcare is one of the most complex fields of clinical study, requiring providers to blend the regulation of physiological functions with the delicate nuances of psychological and emotional distress.  Understanding what a patient...

SAMHSA Offers $142.9M in Grants for Substance Abuse Programs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently taking applications for participation in a new grant program that will offer up to $142.9 million to population health management programs looking to address...

Value-Based Payment Ups Adherence to Mental Health Guidelines

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers receiving value-based payments are more likely to adhere to evidence-based population health management guidelines for depression than their fee-for-service peers, says a new study in the American Journal of Managed Care....

Stress, Depression Negatively Impact Chronic Disease Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Depression, stress, and other mental health conditions may negatively affect a patient’s chronic disease management capabilities more than the disease itself, according to a study published in Quality of Life Research.   The study...

Mental Health Care Disparities Impact Population Health

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Some of the biggest challenges that healthcare providers face when developing effective population health management strategies include racial and ethnic care disparities and integrating mental and physical health. Based on the finds of a new...

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