An estimated 200 community health centers across the U.S. will be able to use the new Department of Health and Human Services funding, made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to establish or expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness and drug/alcohol programs. In particular, community health centers will be ableContinue Reading.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Affordable Care Act impacting solo practitioners
A recent Kaiser Health News article examined the immediate impact the ACA is having on solo behavioral health practitioners. According to the article, the traditional cash for service business model is diminishing because of increased insurance coverage under ACA. Solo behavioral health practitioners are being asked to accept health insurance, which requires deciphering insurance plansContinue Reading.
Integrating peer support into healthcare delivery
Peer support is probably most often thought of as an intervention for people suffering with substance use and mental health conditions. But Sue Bergeson, MBA, Annapolis Coalition board member, discusses the role of peer support for people with mental conditions who are facing physical health challenges. In her recent blog for the magazine Behavioral Healthcare,Continue Reading.
States encouraged to invest in direct service workforce
The demand for direct service worker positions is projected to increase by 35 percent from 2008 to 2018, whereas overall jobs within the U.S. are expected to increase by only 10 percent within this timeframe. The National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in 2006 to assistContinue Reading.