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Current news and articles to help you stay on top of the ever-evolving markets of behavioral health and acute rehabilitation.

Long-awaited Mental-Health Parity Rule Praised

Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment Mental health advocates praised a long-awaited final rule issued Friday by the Obama administration requiring insurers to cover mental healthcare on the same basis as physical...

FY 2014 Medicare DSH Reimbursement Changes

Medicare DSH Reimbursement Summary: Section 3133 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act modifies the methodology for computing the Medicare DSH payment adjustment beginning in FY 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rules...

Psychiatrists and the Affordable Care Act

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is set to move forward, and up to half of the states have begun implementing a provision urging formation of “health homes.” By including mental health diagnoses as criteria for patients to be...

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