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Behavioral Healthcare

Inpatient Psych Facilities Spend $1.7B on Medicare Compliance

March 25, 2019 - Inpatient psychiatric facilities are spending a significant proportion of their average revenue on compliance with basic conditions of participation for Medicare, according to a new report from the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare (NABH). Inpatient treatment centers spend a total of $1.7 billion each year on Medicare compliance, which equates to 4.8 percent of the average...


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UnitedHealth Behavioral Health Unit Used Flawed Denials Guidelines

by Jennifer Bresnick

A federal court has found that United Behavioral Health (UBH), a unit owned by UnitedHealth Group, used a flawed methodology to deny mental health and substance abuse treatment services to beneficiaries. UBH, which also operates as...

61% of Employees Dissatisfied with Employer Wellness Programs

by Thomas Beaton

Fifty-two percent of employers believe their wellness programs improve their employee’s health behaviors, but only 32 percent of employees agree, according to a new survey from Willis Towers Watson. More than 60 percent are actively...

CMS to Host Summit on Behavioral Health Payment, Care Delivery

by Thomas Beaton

CMS has opened registration for a one-day summit where healthcare experts can discuss ideas about innovative behavioral health payment models and related care delivery systems. The Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery Summit will...

Kaiser Permanente Health Plan Falls Short on Behavioral Health

by Jesse Migneault

Kaiser Permanente’s health plan does not adequately ensure that patients can access behavioral health services in a timely and effective manner, says the California Department of Managed Health Care after a routine survey.  The...

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