Archive for the Behavioral Health Category

Behavioral Health Resources Before, During and After a Disaster

NCHA has provided a list of mental health resources for hospitals, health systems, healthcare providers and first responders to use and share in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency crisis.   During the Crisis – Public Resources Give an Hour

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NC General Assembly passes major update to mental health law

Coalition-endorsed reforms aim to improve right care, right place for those in crisis Raleigh, NC – June 14, 2018 – North Carolina lawmakers today approved an overhaul of a significant portion of the state’s mental health law regarding involuntary commitment (IVC) of individuals

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Caring for behavioral health patients in non-behavioral health settings April 11

The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization is offering “Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings: A Primer for Clinical & Non-clinical Professionals,” on April 11 at the NCHA offices in Cary. This interactive workshop will provide communication techniques, physical safety considerations and discussion about

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Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings April 11

The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization is offering “Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings: A Primer for Clinical & Non-clinical Professionals,” on April 11 at the NC Healthcare Association in Cary. This interactive workshop will provide communication techniques, physical safety considerations and discuss

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General Assembly adjourned until May

The General Assembly adjourned last week and will return in May. There was an effort to alter the Medicaid transformation law to allow for integration of the non-severely mentally ill patients into the standard Provider Health Plans earlier than the current four-year delay. The

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Medicaid reform update

The North Carolina General Assembly remains in Raleigh, with tentative plans to adjourn next week. On the agenda have been conversations about class size, oil pipelines, and water quality. At the same time, there is a movement to alter the Medicaid transformation law

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Guidance for treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder released

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have issued new clinical guidance for treating pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. The guidance consists of 16 factsheets containing clinical recommendations and resources to help health care professionals make evidence-informed decisions

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AHIP study compares claims data with CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

America’s Health Insurance Plans have released findings from a study assessing health insurance claims from 2009 to 2013 on six recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. According to AHIP, the vast majority of opioid

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Vision for future of behavioral health released

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services submitted its Behavioral Health Strategic Plan to the NC General Assembly, providing an informed vision for the future of North Carolina’s behavioral health system. It offers solutions to challenges facing North Carolina’s behavioral health system and

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New behavioral health crisis referral system starts Jan. 29

The NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Crisis Referral System (BH-CRSys) will begin operations on Jan. 29, 2018. Subsequently, the North Carolina Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Bed Board will cease operations on Feb. 28, 2018. NCHA requests that all behavioral health

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