‘News’ archive

March 13, 2012 · by Michael Krupa · News

Heywood Hospital retained Health Partners New England to provide a consultation on the financial, operational and clinical status of the Psychiatry Service.

February 3, 2012 · by Michael Krupa · News

HPNE marked the 12th year anniversary of management at the Anna Jaques Hospital Child Unit.

January 7, 2012 · by Michael Krupa · News

Health Partners New England has partnered with HealthMETRICS, Inc. to launch a statewide Behavioral Health ED Optimal Performance Project.

December 13, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced that Netsmart clients have so far received or are on target to receive nearly $2 million in Medicaid incentive funds for the Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). This represents the largest amount of Meaningful Use funding commitments announced to date for behavioral health provider organizations. Netsmart clients already receiving incentive payments include:

Regional Mental Health Center in Merrillville, Ind., has received $273,000 in Meaningful Use incentive payments and is on target to receive $819,000 throughout the six-year program. Geminus Corporation, a Netsmart client since 1983, provides professional management and support services to Regional Mental Health Center.
Red Rock Behavioral Health Services in Oklahoma City, Okla., recently received its first Meaningful Use incentive payment. With seven Eligible Professionals, Red Rock expects to receive $446,250 in total Meaningful Use incentive funds.

Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center in Princeton, W. Va. has received its 2011 incentive payment of $85,000 and could receive up to a total of $255,000 over the six-year program based on four Eligible Professionals.

Pathways, Inc., an Ashland, Ky. – based provider of behavioral healthcare services, is receiving a $127,500 first year payment based on six Eligible Professionals, with the potential of receiving $382,500 for those professionals over the six-year funding period.

November 9, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California has begun transitioning its mental health services program to concentrate care on the most serious patients residing in state mental hospitals and prisons, but the cost-cutting move is raising concerns about patient care from state workers.
The state announced last week it will hand off more responsibility for public mental health programs to counties as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s ongoing push to move services to California’s local governments. The administration says the reorganization will allow the state to form a new Department of State Hospitals that focuses exclusively on 6,300 patients in state hospitals and prisons.
“We think that as a package we’re providing a set of proposals that saves money but doesn’t change the quality of care and also increases safety,” Department of Mental Health acting-chief deputy director Kathy Gaither said in an interview Monday.
Earlier this year, state mental health officials assigned a committee to come up with a plan to improve care and safety while also finding places to cut costs within the state’s mental hospital system. The committee returned with a blueprint for overhauling the department’s policies and procedures. It cuts 346 positions in the current year to save $122.6 million and eliminates 620 positions to save $193 million next year.

November 3, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

HPNE was retained by Glendale Hospital in Glendale, California through Bruce Tilley & Associates to provide benchmarking information for their 60 bed inpatient psychiatric service.

November 3, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

HPNE was retained by Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts to provide an Operational Assessment and Marketing Plan for Geriatric Services.

November 3, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

HPNE was retained by Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, Massachusetts to provide a Feasibility Study of opening a 10-15 bed inpatient Geropsychiatry Unit.

HPNE was retained by Winchester Hospital in Winchester, Massachusetts to evaluate the delivery of Emergency and Medical C/L Services.

November 3, 2011 · by Michael Krupa · News

HPNE was retained by Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut to provide interim leadership.

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