Mary Clancy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has over 30 years of clinical experience. She has worked in private practice, in-patient and out-patient settings and is currently
Tedi P. Hughes, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC, is the new Chief Nursing Officer for Arbour Hospital. Tedi is a seasoned clinician, leader, educator, and consultant in
In a briefing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and other top health administration officials, officials said this practice of delaying Medicaid
Some of the emails obtained by AP describe Romney’s internal deliberations on his health care policy and the state’s 2006 budget crisis: “I hate appearing as if I am just playing national politics,”
Our opposition has unlimited financial, organizational, and institutional resources. If we are to have any chance at advancing our legislation and preventing further restrictions to
“Shifting these additional costs onto the backs of state workers who have sacrificed greatly, and given back consistently throughout the fiscal crisis, is not the answer
Act to increase access to mental health services filed January, 2015
MAAPPN plays an active role in supporting legislation from other MA mental health groups. As a member of the Mental Health Coalition, MAAPPN has the opportunity to hear of the legislative priorities from the professional groups (the guilds), advocacy and other mental health policy groups.
Sharon Reynolds, MAAPPN Board member, recently checked with DPH and the Fact Sheet that came out in January was not accurate in that all APRNS
MAAPPN, through its ties with the Mental Health Coalition will be monitoring the activities of the Task Force on Behavioral Health Data Policies
Dr. Monica Bharel, the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will take over for Cheryl Bartlett as commissioner of the Department of Public Health, overseeing a broad array of programs, including the implementation of medical marijuana.
Deborah S. Allwes, BS, BSN, RN, MPH, Director of Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided the following update for all Massachusetts Prescribers that describes update on the program, delegates, educational webinar offering and how to log in to the site as well as FAQ
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each representing a district of approximately 40,000 people. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the House meets every 72 hours, year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation.
This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses working in private practice or in health care facilities will welcome the DOI Bulletin that requires that private insurance companies make their medical necessity criteria findable