By Jessica Zigmond
Mental healthcare services continue to feel the pinch of strained state budgets, as a new study shows states cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets from fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
A new national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged
Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) reintroduced a bill that would expand Medicare’s mental healthcare coverage by eliminating a cap on Medicare services for mentally ill patients.
Almost half of Canadian seniors living in nursing homes and retirement homes are trying to cope with depression, new research finds. And many are suffering without the help they need.
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
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
This issue brief examines reported capacity constraints in inpatient psychiatric services and describes how these services fit within the continuum of care for mental health treatment. The paper summarizes the type and range of
The Joint Commission today announced the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals and related requirements for accredited behavioral health care organizations. The purpose of the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals is to improve patient safety.
Psychiatric patients who need hospitalization wait for hours in emergency departments for admission because hospitals are dropping mental health units and beds are scarce, a new survey says.
To view the whole article about IPF-PPS, visit www.cms.hhs.gov
Effective January 2005, §124 of Public Law 106-113, the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999, required implementation of the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) for psychiatric services