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19 06, 2017

What Makes a Leadership Program a Success?

2017-06-20T14:23:46+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Opinions|

Among the things I have enjoyed most during my three decades as a healthcare executive and consultant has been the past five years serving as a senior leader with the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (“PCL”) program. Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation Inc. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, this program’s singular purpose is “to develop, support and...

1 08, 2016

What Role Should Behavioral Health Play in Population Health Management? – Population Health News

2017-06-16T13:42:46+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Opinions|

Despite multiple attempts to legislate “parity” between behavioral health and medical benefits, until recently we have been largely unsuccessful in fully integrating the two disciplines. Our fragmented networks of care, the medical orientation benefit plans and even the social stigma associated with behavioral health diagnoses have contributed barriers to this lack of care integration.

27 04, 2016

New Horizons for Behavioral Health – Healthcare Business Today

2017-06-16T13:10:49+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Opinions|

Once considered the “ugly duckling” of healthcare, behavioral health is finally beginning to gain proper recognition for the significant role it plays in a patient’s overall health. From the cognitive deficiencies caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s to the direct physical complications of substance abuse and addiction, health plan executives, clinicians and payers are finally focusing attention on the linkage.