New white paper addresses behavioral healthcare in the ED and the SDoMH The social determinants of health (SDoH) are on everyone’s watch list, but attention must also go to the social determinants of mental health (SDoMH). The costs incurred to treat behavioral health and substance abuse in emergency departments are…
Mental health represents the latest dimension of the SDoH. EDITOR’S NOTE: This topic was covered by Ms. Fink-Samnick during her featured appearance on the most recent edition of Monitor Mondays. Mental health condition incidence has trended upward for years, especially for populations at risk of issues associated with the social…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed state Medicaid directors that it intends to expand mental health treatment services via a new Medicaid demonstration project, the agency announced in a press release issued Tuesday. In a letter to the state Medicaid directors, CMS reportedly outlined existing and…
In 2009, the headlines read that rural children’s mental health was being overlooked and disregarded.” Fast forward nearly 10 years, and the headlines still remain more or less the same, even in the days leading up to this week’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. It is tragic that today more…