Health and Human Services

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Labor Costing Strategies to Run Your Organization like a CCBHC

Labor Costing Strategies to Run Your Organization like a CCBHC

The Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $22.9 Million in Planning Grants to 24 states to be used to develop Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). A CCBHC can be described as a behavioral health specialty center of excellence. This center partners with a wide array of health and social service entities to provide high-value, whole-health care to…
Navigating the ACA

Navigating the ACA

New regulations and workforce challenges in today’s business environment can make you feel like you’re driving full-speed through a rapidly changing landscape. All too quickly, you can find yourself off track as you try to navigate the new terrain. Today, one of the biggest challenges that organizations are facing is the ACA regulation and its corresponding reporting requirements. Does your…
Change Depends On Our Action

Change Depends On Our Action

During Hill Day 2015, Linda Rosenberg, President of the National Council for Behavioral Health, reminded us that, “Change depends on our action.” Ten years ago, National Council’s first Hill Day took place with just 35 people. This past week, with ten partner organizations, hundreds of people were in attendance to hear and share real-life stories on how mental health affects…
Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance

Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance

New regulations and workforce challenges in today’s business environment can make it feel like we are driving at full speed through a rapidly shifting landscape. In particular, the ACA is proving to be a major roadblock for many organizations. Although we have received many warnings, it seems that the ACA reporting requirements have caught organizations off guard. Many organizations have…
Your Roadmap to ACA Compliance

Your Roadmap to ACA Compliance

Do you have the proper tools to navigate the ACA? Many organizations are concerned about new regulatory requirements that they perceive as looming in the distance. There have been signs along the way, but 65% of organizations still feel they are not fully-equipped with the right tools to comply with the rules and regulations of the ACA. Many companies are…
Mental Health: Are You Aware?

Mental Health: Are You Aware?

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to take time and educate ourselves on mental health and how it affects the lives of 50% of people. Mental health is defined as the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of a person. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to control the way they act, feel, or behave on…
New FMLA Requirements and Regulations

New FMLA Requirements and Regulations

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a 1993 ruling regarding employee eligibility to take leave that is unpaid and to have their job protected for a certain period of time. Employees are eligible for the following based on this act: “Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for: The birth of a child and to care for…
What Does it Take to Become a Center of Excellence?

What Does it Take to Become a Center of Excellence?

As the competitive environment in the health and human services industry continues to surge, the amount of people that need care in the United States also rises. Since the 1980s, 3.3 million people have died from mental health disorders. However, only one in ten people actually receive the treatment they need. That means 90% of people suffering from substance abuse go without…
The ACA: What to expect as a Human Services Organization

The ACA: What to expect as a Human Services Organization

Part 2 of Navigating the ACA: Using the Right Tools A recent DATIS blog article explains why organizations in the health care industry are most likely to face challenges when adhering to the ACA guidelines.  Nonprofit agencies are most likely to be out of compliance and need to take the necessary action steps to be prepared: Recommended by Mcladery consultants…
Navigating the ACA: Using the Right Tools

Navigating the ACA: Using the Right Tools

Navigating the ACA has been compared to steering your boat through stormy waters.  Not only is it hard to foresee the rough waves ahead, but the heavy winds are putting your boat and crew through obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome.  The analogy is obvious; the boat is your organization that you continue to lead on a path to…