The link above will take you to SAMHSA Director Pam Hyde’s testimony before the Energy & Commerce Commitee on May 22, 2013.
What’s at stake is is the future of what is considered to be truly “evidence-based”. The complete testimony and hearing can be viewed here: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-samhsas-role-delivering-services-severely-mentally-ill
Taken together with recent comments out of [...]
Medication nonadherence is getting much more attention as a common and costly problem. JAMA reports that 30% to 50% of US adults are not adhering to long-term medications leading to an estimated $100 billion in preventable costs annually. The issues with medication adherence are akin to other health-related behaviors, such as adherence to diabetes treatment plans and [...]
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will fund awards and evaluation to build on the Obama administration’s work to transform the health care system by delivering better care [...]
Physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs) now outnumber ACOs led by hospitals. Physician-led ACOs tend to be smaller, serving roughly one-half the number of enrollees as hospital-based ACOs. As for the record-setting pace of ACO launches, there are now 428 ACOs operating nationwide. Of the 428, 176 are supported by private insurance while 203 serve and [...]
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Fact Sheet on Expert Panel’s Guiding Principles Report on SAMHSA’s Expert Panel on Homelessness among Veterans of Recent Conflicts
In August 2011, USICH, SAMHSA, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS, and the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Defense sponsored an [...]
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Washington, DC – the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed 10 quality measures focused on behavioral health, addressing issues such as alcohol and tobacco abuse, antipsychotic medication adherence, and post care follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness.
Behavioral health refers [...]
Every year millions of patients are readmitted to hospitals, and many of those stays could have been prevented. The Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, can help hospitals reduce readmission rates by replicating the discharge process that resulted in 30 percent fewer hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. [...]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, would like to share some exciting information with you pertaining to its Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). Please find an update on the new resources and information about MCC included below.
Ever wonder where to go to find interventions, [...]
22% of nursing home residents are prescribed one or more antipsychotic agents, according to a national analysis conducted by Becky A. Briesacher, PhD, and peers from the University of Massachusetts and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
1,402,039 individuals were included in the study 308,449 participants were given at least one prescription [...]
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A nationwide survey of nearly 1,700 hospitals examining their readiness to form accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that 13 percent are participating in, or planning to participate in, ACOs in the next year, according to [...]