|PR Newswire Association LLC|
- Why are psychiatric patients often boarded in emergency departments? and
- What short-term and long-term options are available to mitigate the harmful impacts of psychiatric boarding?
NAPHS has called on
<p>In addition, NAPHS noted that early intervention and support services are also important to help people better manage their mental illness, thereby reducing the need to seek emergency psychiatric care. "It is paramount that a full continuum of services is available so that people living with mental illnesses can receive the right care at the right time, thereby improving outcomes and saving money," said Covall.
NAPHS thanked Rep. Murphy for holding the hearing and introducing the Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R.3717), which would (among other things) modify the IMD exclusion. "We look forward to working with you and all members of
NAPHS (www.naphs.org) advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment, and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders. NAPHS members are behavioral healthcare provider organizations that own or manage more than 700 psychiatric hospitals, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units and behavioral healthcare divisions, residential treatment facilities, youth services organizations, and extensive outpatient networks. The association was founded in 1933.