To keep you better informed about some of the biggest news and developments concerning behavioral and mental health, below are 10 of the most significant reports published in April. Highlights include stories on a new CMS final rule, workforce shortage, ADHD guidelines, Medicaid reimbursement and co-occurring conditions.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule aimed at expanding access to behavioral health services and integration for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
A survey that included responses from 750 behavioral health workers found that without major public policy changes to bolster the behavioral health workforce, providers will further fail to meet the demand for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services.
The American Society of ADHD and Related Disorders appointed a special committee to write the first authoritative guidelines for adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States.
A study found Medicaid reimbursement for the same mental health treatment varies dramatically among U.S. states.
While pediatricians are doing a decent job when stepping in as mental health care providers, too few kids are being referred for talk therapy, according to a study.
A study showed the links between higher blood pressure and depressive symptoms, well-being and emotion-related brain activity that may be relevant to the development of hypertension.
A study revealed that introducing harm reduction strategies and addiction medicine practices into primary care offices would save patients' lives and lower healthcare costs.
A Psychiatric Times column explored what research says about the connection between SUDs and eating disorders.
A survey showed that only about 3 in 10 employers are satisfied with access to in-network behavioral health providers.
The White House issued its annual proclamation recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.