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  1. The 20 states with the fewest psychiatrists

    Wyoming is the state with the fewest active psychiatrists, according to recent data from KFF.
  2. The 20 states with the most active psychiatrists

    California, the most populous state in the U.S., is the state with the most active psychiatrists, according to the recent data from KFF.
  3. The behavioral health impact of firearms injuries: Study

    Firearm injuries incurred by children and adolescents can lead to negative impacts on mental and behavioral health both for the injured and their family, according to a recent study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. HHS recognizes 3 health centers for behavioral health

    HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, has announced the top 10% of health centers receiving a Gold Health Center Quality Leader badge.
  2. National Autism Data Registry launches to measure quality of care

    The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence launched the National Autism Data Registry, an online platform designed to allow providers and payers to measure and benchmark quality of care for its patients with autism spectrum disorder.
  3. CMS pitches tougher Medicare Advantage behavioral network requirements

    CMS is proposing adding new requirements for Medicare Advantage plans to have adequate networks of outpatient behavioral health centers. 
  4. California investigates 5 health plans for mental health parity violations

    California found 21 violations of its mental health parity laws in an investigation of five health plans. 

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. Alabama city to develop mental health court

    The city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is moving forward on the development of a mental health court, thanks to funding from the Justice Department, FOX affiliate WBRC reported Nov. 6.
  2. Deek Oaks Behavioral Health experiences ransomware attack

    San Antonio-based Deer Oaks Behavioral Health issued a substitute notice on its website Oct. 31 informing its patients that it experienced a ransomware attack.
  3. BlueCrest Health Group combines 3 behavioral health centers

    BlueCrest Health Group has been formed to combine three behavioral health centers in New Jersey.
  4. 5 behavioral health partnerships to know

    Here are five behavioral health partnerships to know that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 16:

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. How daylight saving time impacts mental health

    The clocks will fall back an hour Nov. 5, making it get darker earlier, which could have negative effects on mental health.
  2. CMS expands Medicare payments for behavioral care: 5 things to know

    CMS will allow more types of behavioral health providers to bill Medicare in 2024, and establish payment for intensive outpatient behavioral healthcare. 
  3. Senators introduce mental health bill for farmers, ranchers

    U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) have introduced legislation to support the study of the barriers farming and ranching communities face when seeking mental health support.
  4. Appalachian Regional Healthcare forms telehealth partnership with Marshall University

    Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, W. Va., have partnered to offer mental health services to youth in Summers County via telehealth, NBC affiliate WVVA reported Nov. 2.
  5. Wisconsin looks to create regional mental health crisis centers

    Wisconsin is looking to set up regional mental health crisis centers across the state to provide short-term care during an emergency, Wisconsin Public Radio reported Nov. 2.
  6. RiverValley Behavioral Health opens news facility

    Owensboro, Ky.-based RiverValley Behavioral Health has officially opened RVBH@The Crowne in Owensboro, The Owensboro Times reported Nov. 2.
  7. Delaware health department partners with Findhelp to connect residents with mental health services

    The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has awarded a contract to software company Findhelp to connect residents with substance use disorder and mental health services.
  8. BCBS Minnesota names VP of behavioral health and mental health parity

    Brett Hart, PhD, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota as vice president of behavioral health and mental health parity.
  9. Acadia Healthcare pays $400M to settle sexual abuse cases

    Acadia Healthcare will pay $400 million to settle three cases alleging a nonprofit operated by a now-shuttered New Mexico facility placed children in a foster care setting where they were repeatedly sexually abused. 

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