NAPHSNational Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
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The NAPHS advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment, and care for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and substance use disorders.
For more information about the NAPHS study, please visit http://www.
Behavioral health caregivers are working harder with limited resources," said NAPHS Executive Director Mark Covall in releasing the report.
NAPHS commends Charter Behavioral Health Systems for undertaking an important initiative to reduce the need for restraint and seclusion in behavioral healthcare facilities," said Mark Covall, NAPHS executive director.
For example, NAPHS members said in the survey that in psychiatric services for 2012, the level of care most represented was inpatient hospital treatment with 78.
Resources remain exceedingly tight for behavioral health care," said NAPHS Executive Director Mark Covall in releasing the report, ".
There continues to be a fundamental shift in the way behavioral health care is delivered in the United States," said NAPHS Executive Director Mark Covall in releasing the report.
NAPHS executive director Mark Covall outlined the organization's advocacy agenda at the annual meeting of the NAPHS:
It was commissioned by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), which represents the Nation's behavioral health care provider organizations; the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), which is a grassroots self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses; and the Association of Behavioral Group Practices (ABGP), which works collaboratively with NAPHS on advocacy issues.
When typical institutional and management factors are applied to that rate, it means that about nine out of 10 psychiatric beds are filled, says NAPHS CEO Mark Covall.
As these agencies look at fiscal stimulus programs for healthcare IT, SATVA, the National Council, MHCA, and NAPHS are trying to ensure that behavioral healthcare providers receive the funding they require to meet evolving IT needs.