behavioral health


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behavioral health

n.
The healthcare system that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mental health, substance abuse, and associated physical disorders. It consists of the integrated delivery of care by psychiatrists, primary care physicians, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.
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While the strategies differ, they all involve collaboration among various stakeholders that are designed to increase access to behavioral health services while holding down the overall costs of patient care.
Based on our experience, whenever you have mandates, it increases costs and makes access to affordable insurance more difficult," said Cheryl Noncarrow, general manager of behavioral health for WellPoint.
The county learned of Meyers' prior conviction this summer when he applied for a job in San Bernardino County as Behavioral Health director, officials have said.
ABHW will continue to serve member organizations by being the national voice for behavioral health and wellness companies, committed to improving healthcare access and outcomes as well as promoting health and wellness by effectively treating mental health, substance use, and other behaviors that impact health," said Greenberg.
I think it fills a critical need,'' said David Gudeman, Behavioral Health director.
As the most recognized seal of approval for behavioral health care providers, Joint Commission accreditation helps behavioral health care providers improve performance, raise level of care to clients, demonstrate accountability and increase participation in managed care and other contracted arrangements, according to Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.
The 20-member Mental Health Board, now with 10 members, is an advisory group to the Behavioral Health Department.
It's a sign that ValueOptions is focused on improving the behavioral health of its members.
However, Wright maintains that Durand - not Essex - should be held accountable for the bills since his agency ultimately oversees Behavioral Health.
com/] that we are able to offer patients and families and believe our new site gives a glimpse into our mission of being a leader in healing and changing lives," says Vice President for Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, Debbie Sanford.
Schillo blamed the problems on Stephen Kaplan, who was ousted in February as director of the Behavioral Health Department after he orchestrated an unsuccessful merger with the Public Social Services Agency.
Weinstein has held several executive positions with leading behavioral health organizations, including PacifiCare Behavioral Health/United Behavioral Health and Magellan Behavioral Health.
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