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  • June 12, 2018

    Using Value-Based Payment to Encourage Integrated Substance Use Disorder Care — The First Steps

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with staggering numbers of additional deaths occurring every year due to tobacco use, alcohol addiction, and other substance use disorders (SUDs). It is essential to expand…

  • January 18, 2018

    News, Resources, & Happenings at TAC – January 2018

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    Addiction treatment programs are proliferating, but what about accountability? Consumer report cards could be part of the answer.

  • November 28, 2017

    Putting Psychiatric Hospitalization into Context

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    The number of state institutional psychiatric beds, which were once the primary setting for psychiatric treatment, has gone down dramatically nationwide. Community psychiatric hospitals, private hospitals, and nursing facilities filled the gap in the 1980s and '90s, but inpatient…

  • November 2, 2017

    Will Opening Up More Psych Beds Really Address the Opioid Crisis? Not So Fast.

    Medicaid | Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    The Trump administration’s interest in addressing the opioid epidemic is heartening, and last week's proclamation is a welcome acknowledgment that opioid addiction and overdoses do indeed constitute a major public health crisis in our nation. While there is no…