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Group Visits Expand Capacity to Serve Dementia Patients and Caregivers, Result in High Levels of Patient and Provider Satisfaction 7/16/2014
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health 7/2/2014
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Policy State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 7/2/2014
The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides capitated payments to primary care and mental health medical homes that adopt an integrated staffing model that allows patients to receive both medical and mental health care, leading to better health outcomes and lower utilization and costs.
Community Partnerships and Provider Training Increase Service Capacity and Access to Long-Term Treatment for Individuals With Heroin Addiction 6/18/2014
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
Insurer's Multifaceted Approach Facilitates Cultural and Linguistic Match Between Patient and Mental Health Provider, Leading to Higher Member Satisfaction 6/18/2014
CIGNA uses a multifaceted approach to facilitate culturally appropriate behavioral health care for members, including the matching of patients to providers who meet desired characteristics; the program enhanced the diversity of the behavioral health practitioner network and increased member satisfaction.
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Getting Started. . .and Moving On. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families, Implications for Systems of Care 5/7/2014
This four-page checklist is part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on delivery of services and supports to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and to their families.
Guide To Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects 3/12/2014
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an overdose prevention and education program, with or without a take-home naloxone component.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 3/12/2014
This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: A Treatment Improvement Protocol 5/15/2013
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders. This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.
Mental Health Services Locator 12/19/2012
The Mental Health Services Locator is a searchable database of mental health services and resources around the country.
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