An Incredible Icon, An Incredible Loss
We lost an incredible icon yesterday. A man, a comic, a dramatic, Robin Williams brought us such joy and laughter, but in the end, found himself alone in the darkness of depression. If there’s any lesson to be learned in this tragic loss, it is that suicide is an equal opportunity killer. Depression, mental illness and addiction can happen to anyone, anywhere.
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The Compliance Imperative—The End of the Quality vs. Compliance Debate
No one expects to be investigated. Yet, the federal government recovers billions every year from healthcare providers, including mental health and addiction treatment organizations.
In the past, one visible area of vulnerability for behavioral health providers was the quality of our care. For some, the perception was that the community behavioral health centers’ culture of caring conflicted with the culture of compliance, and that money was better spent on care than on “overhead” such as a compliance program.
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