Mental Health Issues

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How correctional systems are taking advantage of health IT

Correctional systems are looking to technology to improve care and reduce costs, but complex IT projects are not necessarily required to achieve good outcomes, according to a draft report from Community Oriented Correctional Health Services.

Glitch leaves thousands of Pennsylvania Medicaid beneficiaries without substance abuse treatment

Thousands of Pennsylvania residents are unable to receive treatment for addiction and mental health-related issues thanks to a glitch that occurred back in December.

Hospitals try to stem flow of mentally ill in ERs

The mentally ill and homeless often wind up receiving costly emergency room care when they encounter any sort of health issue--a trend some hospitals are trying to avoid, the New York Times reported.

We need comprehensive mental health coverage, stat

I've had mental health coverage on the brain ever since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month. When I first heard about the horrific tragedy, I almost immediately wondered...

Insurers encourage less-costly ER alternatives

Research shows that up to 20 percent of emergency room (ER) visits could be diverted to less-expensive retail sites, so health insurers like Anthem, UnitedHealth, and Kaiser Permanente are