An estimated 7.5 million people in California experience a mental health disorder in any given year, but only one-third of adults who experience mental illness are getting treatment. The caregivers at hospitals know the obstacles people with behavioral health conditions face and the challenges in getting them the treatment they need. While hospitals embrace the essential role they play in addressing this crisis, more needs to be done. Solutions like payment reform, resource allocation, more outpatient and community-based services, a bolstered behavioral health workforce, and a statewide set of standardized core services will help Californians with behavioral health conditions access the care they deserve.
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As students head back into the classroom after more than a year of remote learning, Mental Health America has released a Back to School toolkit, “Facing Fears, Supporting Students” to help address some of the trauma that the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused.
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission will host a listening session on Sept. 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (PT) to gather input on the most effective approaches for mental health crisis programs.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a listening session on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to provide more details on the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP).
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission has released a new Suicide Incidence and Rate Dashboard, an addition to the Transparency Suite.
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation has found parents are reporting notable adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s academic and social development as a new school year approaches.
CHA DataSuite has issued hospital-specific analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 final rules for the Medicare skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS), the FFY 2022 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) PPS, and the FFY 2022 inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS.
On Aug. 5, Gov. Newsom outlined his plan for record investments in mental health services and behavioral health housing as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the state’s homelessness crisis.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule. The final rule is effective Oct. 1.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule updating payment policies and rates. The final rule is effective Oct. 1.