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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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May 26, 2021
This webinar describes how practicing social workers transitioned to tele-behavioral health services during the pandemic.
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Authors: Rachel Prusynski | Natalie Leland | Tracy Mroz

Topics: Behavioral Health, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 17, 2021
This article compares wages and patterns of employment among skilled nursing facilities therapy staff to estimate immediate and gradual effects of PDPM implementation.
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Authors: Nicole Cadovius | Shannon Mace | Courtney Brown

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Policy, Staffing, Telehealth, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 11, 2021
This report investigates systems-level factors and service delivery following COVID-19-related state and federal regulatory changes and their impact on behavioral health workforce capacity. Results of this study can inform future behavioral health workforce planning efforts, specifically around identifying and removing barriers to maximizing workforce capacity.
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Authors: Shannon Mace | Nicole Cadovius | Gabe Abbondandolo | Courtney Brown

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

May 4, 2021
This report provides a summary of the findings related to telebehavioral health workforce development opportunities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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