Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) are new evidence-based practices that help to create conversations that empower the people you treat to make meaningful changes in their lives.
The National Council’s new one-day training, Mastering Supervision: Moving from Effective to Excellent, builds strong supervisors who, in turn, nurture lasting success and job satisfaction among the vital core of the behavioral health workforce: your everyday staff.
Nearly a third of people who use drugs for the first time begin by using a prescription drug non-medically, and data suggests that one in 15 people who take non-medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years. In 2014, I wrote about the difficulties policymakers are having coming to terms with the prescription […]
On Tuesday, May 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an extensive proposed rule on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care. This is the first major update to applicable regulations since 2003, and seeks to align the managed care regulations across Medicaid, Medicare and the private market. The new […]
For decades, behavioral health and the health care system as a whole have been grappling with the difficult questions of how best to provide care to complex populations living with mental illness or addictions, how to ensure every American in need can access this care, and how to pay for it. For too long, we have failed to provide the [...]