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Latest Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Stories

2014-01-17 12:24:53

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CommonGround, a Web-based application developed to support recovery and shared decision making for persons with mental health conditions, is an effective tool for self-care, according to a recent study by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) and Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates (PDA). The study results, which were recently published in an article in "Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal," focus on the integration of personal...

2014-01-17 12:24:52

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are no significant differences in the number of psychotropic medications that adults with intellectual disabilities are prescribed and the number that all other adults with mental health conditions are prescribed, according to a five-year study conducted by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). The study, which was initiated by concerns about the widespread use of psychotropic medication among individuals with...

2014-01-07 08:32:08

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care to determine if a model of patient-centered mental health treatment is more effective than measurement-based treatment for people with serious mental illness has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study - "Amplifying the Patient's Voice: Person-Centered Versus Measurement-Based Approaches in Mental Health" - is a project that will...

2013-12-10 12:32:40

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With support from Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) and the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA), the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has released guidelines for management of benzodiazepines in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) focusing on methadone treatment. The guidelines - titled, "Management of Benzodiazepines in...

2013-11-26 16:24:22

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, published in a recent edition of Psychiatric Services in Advance, shows varying psychotropic prescribing patterns in Medicaid recipients (adults and children) with the co-diagnosis of an intellectual disability and a mental health condition, as well as those with a mental health condition diagnosis only. "We designed this study in response to stakeholder concerns about the use of...

2013-10-29 12:28:13

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) is offering a series of 12 Web-based trainings for psychiatrists focusing on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help individuals improve their health. The 30-minute presentations each come with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. The training sessions focus on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help patients improve their health - such as quitting smoking and...

2013-10-02 12:29:07

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization will receive a 2013 Gold Achievement Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at its 65(th) annual Institute on Psychiatric Services in Philadelphia. Community Care, which is part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division, was recognized for its support of shared decision making in mental health and substance use disorder programs. Advancement in shared decision making for improving the...

2006-12-22 15:01:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers of the HealthChoices Behavioral Health program in 23 counties will soon receive benefits from a new managed care provider, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman announced today. Starting Jan. 1, HealthChoices will be administered in those counties by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO), which is owned by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The award to CCBHO was made following a...