From the monthly archives:

November 2010

South Dakota Launches Health Reform Website

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds last week announced the launch of a new website designed to help consumers and employers understand how health reform will [...]

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New Medicaid Health Home State Option Now Available

On Nov. 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Directors Letter providing guidance on how states may take advantage [...]

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CMS Launches Center for Innovation

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the creation of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Center, established under [...]

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Opportunities to Shape Health Reform Implementation

Over the coming years, the federal government will be issuing many regulations with guidance on how the provisions of the Affordable Care Act must be [...]

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Mental Health Parity in the News

The Washington Post Express posted an article about Parity in the Tuesday, November 9, 2010 edition. This article is part of a larger section on [...]

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National Council Releases Updated Summary, State Association Roadmap

The National Council has published two new resources to help states, providers, and consumers prepare for upcoming changes under healthcare reform: Our updated health reform [...]

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In Search of an Accountable Care Organization

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Revisions to 2011 Medicare Reimbursement for Outpatient Hospitalization

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has submitted final regulations outlining Medicare reimbursement for outpatient hospital services for calendar year 2011. The new payment [...]

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Understanding and Addressing Trauma among People Receiving Behavioral Health Services

On Nov. 9, 2010, SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Disorders Integration and Innovation (CODI) and SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) will host a webinar to discuss [...]

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Election 2010: Implications for Federal Addiction and Mental Health Policy

By Chuck Ingoglia, Vice President, Public Policy I am sure that most of us have had our fill of pundits offering opinions about why the [...]

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