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How the Loss of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led to a Mental Health Crisis
Samantha Rafelson  |  NPR.org
Earlier reductions in psychiatric beds has given rise to more homeless, increased pressure on emergency rooms, and more frequent incarceration of the mentally ill.

Should Opioid Addiction Be Considered a Hospital-Acquired Condition?
Brian Zimmerman  |  Becker's Hospital Review
Some doctors are making the case that physicians and the hospitals they work for should be held responsible for too casually prescribing opioids with often deadly results.

Can Technology Transform Mental Health Care?
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITinsight
The truth is that mental health care is not widely available outside urban areas and not treated the same as acute care by insurers. Technology can help fill those gaps. 

Behavioral Health Providers Shorted by Insurers
Tom Valentino  |  Behavioral Healthcare Executive
A report suggests mental health parity laws are hampered by the lack of an extensive, established behavioral health treatment system. 

Opioid Addiction Is the Cancer of Our Generation
Leslie Dye, MD  |  The Doctor Weighs In
Many obstacles to dealing effectively with the opioid crisis remain, including asking insurers to pay for less addictive but more expensive approaches to pain management. 

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