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State budget cuts have started affecting the mental healthcare services in many states. According to a study, states have cut more than $ 1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets from fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
On the other hand demand for public health services is increasing, especially at a time of severe economic slowdown, the crisis in mental health care continues.
States such as California, Nevada and South Carolina, which made devastating cuts to mental health services previously, have made further cuts for fiscal year 2012, putting tens of thousands of citizens at great risk.
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Illinois is a state that has cut $ 187 million during this time is expected to close three of its nine psychiatric hospitals, sources report that up to 5,000 children and adults with serious mental health needs could go without services.
States Budget cuts in percentage
South Carolina 39.3%Alabama 36.0%Alaska 32.6%Illinois 31.7%Nevada 28.1%Washington 23.9%California 21.2%Idaho 17.9%Kansas 12.4%Mississippi 10.4%
This situation is alarming for mental healthcare professionals, as they not only have to focus on patient care but also on getting proper reimbursement. Hence its is advisable for them to hire billing expert’s who can help them in optimize their reimbursements in these ongoing budget cuts in respective states.
It is during these testing times that Medicalbillersandcoders.com the largest consortium of medical billers and coders across US has extended the support of its professionals who specialize in mental health billing and the related issues. These professionals are proving to be successful of increasing revenue for Mental Health Professionals by 15% in the first month of operations. Steadily improvising practice revenue by their revenue cycle consultation and simplified billing solutions.
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The first 5 years of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. MHSA funded programs focus on the comprehensive needs of individuals and families and the provision of services designed to prevent more costly interventions. In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) The law calls for the establishment of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). Section 10 of the MHSA (Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5845) established the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and defined the creation and composition of the Commission. The MHSOAC oversees the Adults and Older Adults Systems of Care Act; Human Resources; Innovative Programs; Prevention & Early Intervention Programs; and the Children’s Mental Health Services Act. The Commission replaced the advisory committee which had been established pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5814. MHSOAC Oversees the MHSA The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy. The Commission may refer any critical issues related to county performance to the Department of Mental Health (DMH). The MHSOAC annually …
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