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Community health clinics fill care gaps in non-expansion states

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.

Bill would block Massachusetts insurers from sharing private health info

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.

Restraint and confinement still an everyday practice in mental health settings

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.

ACP: All stakeholders needed to drive behavioral health-primary care integration

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.

Improved data, reimbursement vital to better behavioral care coordination

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.

Hospital intervention cuts readmissions for patients at risk for delirium, suicide

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.

3 keys to sustaining Medicare for another 50 years

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 consider barriers on parking ramps to prevent suicides

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.

Digital service for mental healthcare growing in US

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.

CDC calculates likely cause of death by state; Post-stenting risks vary nationwide;

News From Around the Web > The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has calculated the most "distinctive" cause of death for each state. Article > The majority of people who...