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New Entity to Serve as Single Point of Entry for Behavioral Health and Social Services

Health care is changing rapidly. Integration of care for the physical, mental health, substance use, and social needs that affect health is requisite. Reimbursement for these services is evolving from paying largely on a fee-for-service basis to measuring the quality of care delivered and rewarding or penalizing providers based on the outcomes that are achieved. New…

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Wait for mental health treatment can take months, study says

For those seeking help for mental illness or addiction in Massachusetts, the path can be long and tortuous, often taking several months before treatment begins. That’s what members of focus groups told researchers commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, as part of a study released Tuesday on barriers to outpatient mental health…

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4 Human Service Providers Launch Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest

Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest, a new entity aimed at improving health outcomes through better access and coordination of care, has officially launched today. The partnership draws on the clinical capabilities and mutual respect of four long-standing human service agencies in the region: Advocates, South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), Spectrum Health Systems and Wayside Youth &…

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MutualOne Foundation Awards $10,000 to New Behavioral Health Partnership Program

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Advocates in support of Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest, a new partnership formed by Advocates, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, and Wayside Youth and Family Support Network. According to Diane E. Gould,…

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