In December 2016, Congress enacted landmark legislation to improve care for Americans with mental illness. These provisions reflected strong, bipartisan consensus that fixing the broken American mental health system must be a national priority and something we cannot ignore.
This webinar will address six especially compelling rule changes and how they can be used to improve the lives of individuals with mental health concerns.
The expansion of Medicaid, a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, faces immense uncertainty next year.
Raleigh-based pharmaceutical company BioDelivery Sciences International (Nasdaq: BDSI) has scored a new managed care contract with Texas Medicaid for its opioid dependence drug Bunavail.
Medicaid, long the stepchild of government health care programs, is finally coming into its own.
The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings.
At NAMI Texas, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals living with mental illness and their families, and that means working to ensure acceptance and treatment for those with mental illness to facilitate recovery.
After a yearlong legal battle, millions of dollars in cuts to the state Medicaid program that provides therapy to disabled children will move forward.
While most states cover many important types of treatment, the lack of maternal depression screening or ability to accurately track services delivered may hamper their efficacy.
If Texas expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals would whittle away about one-tenth of the costs for care they provide and never collect payment for, according to a study.
A national study by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health— shows an uneven picture of states’ use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services.
Nearly 500,000 low-income Ohio adults, most of them uninsured, received mental health and addiction services under the state’s hard-fought Medicaid expansion.
New Hampshire will start turning over the names of dangerously mentally ill people to the FBI’s gun-buyer background check system, thanks to a little-noticed provision in the state’s Medicaid expansion law, state officials said Friday.
Safety-net providers in states that have accepted the federal funding available for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are experiencing a positive ripple effect, where increased insurance coverage rates among patients and thus greater financial security for safety-net institutions are translating into better care. We found that safety-net providers in states that expand Read more
Last week, all 50 Democratic representatives in the Texas House signed a letter to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid, asking the feds to consider how damaging the commission’s rate cuts will be for Texas kids, and to stop the cuts from going through. At this point, that request is basically an eleventh-hour Hail Mary.
Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan seems even less likely now that he’s all but out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but there’s a way that he and Hillary Clinton could still find common ground on health care.
University Health System has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funds to enroll more uninsured Bexar County children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
But 2016 has been anything but a conventional election year, and this Congress has the opportunity to pass two important bipartisan health bills this year. We’re talking about the mental health bills before the House and the Senate as well as the Medicare chronic care legislation under development by the Senate Finance Committee.
For behavioral health providers, the most significant provision allows—for the first time ever—for Medicaid to pay for inpatient treatment in a facility with more than 16 beds, by tempering the often bemoaned Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion. The IMD exclusion has not changed in fee-for-service Medicaid.
Louisiana will use information collected from food stamps recipients to potentially add tens of thousands of people to the state’s Medicaid rolls as the sign-up period for the newly-expanded program begins.
Americans who live in the two biggest states that haven’t expanded Medicaid have more complaints about health care costs and quality, according to a new survey released by the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute in Houston. They’d also like their states to expand Medicaid.
Americans who live in the two biggest states that haven’t expanded Medicaid have more complaints about health care costs and quality, according to a new survey released by the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute in Houston.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials say they have no choice but to carry out the will of lawmakers and cut $350 million from the state’s Medicaid program.
Hefty cuts to a state Medicaid program that pays for poor and disabled Texans to receive in-home therapy won’t endanger patient lives or destroy livelihoods, a state district judge was told Tuesday.
When it comes to insurance coverage for mental health counseling and infertility, how much can people expect? .
SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invite you to join a presentation of the final rule on mental health and substance use disorder parity for Medicaid and CHIP. This presentation will include a discussion of the application of parity to Medicaid and CHIP programs, key changes from the Notice of Proposed Read more