Rise in need for behavioral care reported by NAPHS

As lawmakers continue to mull over mental-health parity legislation on Capitol Hill, a new report indicates greater demand for behavioral health services in the U.S. The annual report from the National Association of Psychiatric Health

IPF PPS Regulations and Notices

This list includes proposed and final regulations and notices about CMS Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS).

H.R.1424 Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

To amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, and section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans.

Oklahoma’s mental services suffer cuts

State financial troubles leave care for some patients in limbo
By Sonya Colberg

A huge question looms for Susan Boehrer. And she figures she has particular insight, because mental illness plunged her daughter into more than 400 days of hospitalization

Mental health budget cuts may affect schools, jails

About $17 million has been cut from mental health and substance abuse budgets, so far.
By Sonya Colberg

What’s being cut

Along with serving 70,000 Oklahomans, the Oklahoma Department of mental Health and Substance Abuse Services