As financial hardships continue for hospitals in states that didn't expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the role of community health centers is evolving to fill the gap.
A recently introduced bill in the Massachusetts legislature would prevent insurers from sharing private health information with anyone except the patient it concerns when several people are covered through one plan.
lthough control intervention techniques such as restraints and confinement are known patient safety risks, a new study from the University of Waterloo reveals that almost 1 in 4 psychiatric patients in Ontario hospitals are subjected to mental and physical control intervention.
As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the benefits of integrating behavioral health into primary care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling on stakeholders to take action in eliminating barriers to these partnerships.
Current approaches to managing behavioral health benefits and reimbursement create challenges for effective care coordination, according to a new report from the Massachusetts attorney general's office.
A hospital-wide, evidence-based interprofessional care initiative can improve outcomes and cut readmissions for patients at risk for delirium, alcohol abuse and suicide harm, according to a study from the Joint Commission and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Medicare is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Although the federal health program has made strides since its inception, there are also several challenges that lie ahead, former Sen. Tom Daschle wrote in a Health Affairs blog post.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are considering installing barriers around parking ramps in the wake of a series of suicides and suicide attempts by people jumping from the upper decks, The Gazette reports.
Big White Wall, a digital mental health service created in the United Kingdom that has been used extensively with military families and others, is expanding to the United States.
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