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Construction of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center began in the fall of 2020 and represents an $8 million investment by the hospital to the community and its senior citizens.
When a suicide-related crisis occurs, friends and family are often caught off-guard, unprepared and unsure of what to do. The behaviors of a person experiencing a crisis can be unpredictable, changing dramatically without warning.
The following is an excerpt from a CDC report shared by (CNN) stating more than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020 – a 29.4% increase from the 72,151 deaths projected for 2019.
The 20-bed unit will centralize treatment for aging adults experiencing a range of mental health and substance use disorders.  It will be housed downtown at the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute through a partnership between Peace Hospital and Signet Health.
On December 8th, is hosting a virtual symposium.  One session of particular note is a featured session entitled How to Address Behavioral Health Issues Posed by the Pandemic.
Recently, Mr. Tim Dugan was discharged from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital after recovering from COVID-19. Mr. Dugan was welcomed outside of the hospital by Roger E. Seaver, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital President and CEO,
WASHINGTON and OAKLAND, Calif., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Young adult deaths due to alcohol and drug misuse and suicide have increased precipitously among 18- to 34-year-olds during the last two decades, including a
From U.S. News: The oldest age group is growing, but its supply of psychological support is dwindling…One in four adults ages 65 and older experiences a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or dementia,
Section 3133 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act modifies the methodology for computing the Medicare DSH payment adjustment beginning in FY 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rules
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is set to move forward, and up to half of the states have begun implementing a provision urging formation of “health homes.” By including mental health diagnoses
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.
By Stephanie Bouchard, Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance News HONOLULU – A study presented last month at the annual American Psychiatric Association conference points to a pending crisis in geriatric psychiatry
By Sophie Terbush, USA TODAY Since 2009, state legislatures have cut $1.8 billion in non-Medicaid mental health spending, according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
By Stephanie Steinberg, USA TODAY A national physician recruiting firm says the demand for psychiatrists is climbing faster than for any other medical specialty.
Over 90 percent of psychiatric patients who received treatment in community hospitals were cared for in hospital-based psychiatric specialty units, according to a study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
by Robert Pear The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued new rules on Friday that promise to improve insurance coverage of mental health care for more than 140 million people insured through their jobs.
The Obama administration issued an interim final rule that offers guidance on how the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act will be implemented. Passed in 2008, the act requires that any
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a new report, Grading the States, assessing the nation’s public mental health care system for adults and finding that the national average grade is a D.
Section 9105 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-272) amended Section 1886(d)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act) to add new subparagraph (F), known as the Medicare Disproportionate
On October 3, 2008, the President signed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). Key changes made by MHPAEA, which is generally effective for plan years beginning after October 3, 2009, include the following:
Medicare payments to 1,706 inpatient psychiatric facilities will increase by $87 million over the next year, under a proposed rule issued by the CMS.
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
This list includes proposed and final regulations and notices about CMS Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS).
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.
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

75% rule has cut inpatient rehab admissions: study

Tightened restrictions in the 75% rule have resulted in 30,000 fewer Medicare patients receiving care in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, according to a report released jointly today by the Federation of American Hospitals

HealthSouth Sees Risk in Returning to 75% Rule

HealthSouth Corp. said President Barack Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, which would reinstate the Medicare compliance threshold for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to 75%, could lead the company to close a small number of hospitals.