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Behavioral health is a component of overall health, involving the impact of behaviors like diet and exercise on an individual’s health. Behavioral health also refers to mental health and counseling services, as well as substance abuse and addiction prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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Authors: Kyle Grazier | Amanda Mauri | Cory Page

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

March 2, 2021
This report aims to determine the variation in behavioral health provider reimbursement rates per unit of service under fee-for-service (FFS) and MCO in states with Medicaid waivers for behavioral health, and in non-waiver states, determine if there are fewer behavioral health providers available in Medicaid FFS and MCO programs.
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Authors: Amanda Mauri | Victoria Schoebel | Caitlyn Wayment | Jessica Buche | Angela Beck

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

February 1, 2021
This report studies how state Medicaid programs apply PA requirements to buprenorphine products.
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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Christopher Thyberg

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

October 16, 2020
This brief measures the extent to which social workers were able to transition to tele-behavioral health during COVID-19 and the barriers they experienced during this change in health service delivery.
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COVID Test

Presenters: Amanda Norton | Angela Beck

Topics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Community Health Centers

September 22, 2020

This is a test for the COVID page.

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Authors: Nancy Baum | Jaque King

Topics: Behavioral Health, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Rural Health, Staffing

March 10, 2020
This report describes state incentives for behavioral health provider recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
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