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28
Apr

Temper Dysregulation Disorder

I had talked earlier about some proposed changes in psychiatric diagnoses under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-V) which has come out in draft version to allow time for professional and public comment. There is a proposal to include a new diagnosis, Temper Dysregulation With Dysphoria Disorder, which to me seems ridiculous....
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06
Apr

Health Care Reform Title I Exchanges

The opinions int his blog represent my personal opinions only and do not reflect the opinion of Cottonwood nor it’s administration. I want to talk a little bit about the health care exchanges which will be established under Title I. By 2014 each state is to set up an American Health Benefit Exchange to allow...
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06
Apr

Health Care Reform Title I Reimbursement Structure Part 2

We are looking at part of the new health care reform law which is in 9 main parts. We have been looking and will continue to look at Title I – Quality Affordable Health Care for All Americans. I previously discussed insurance market reforms which I think are very positive and will increase availability and...
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05
Apr

Health Care Reform Title I Reimbursement Structure Reporting

I want to continue to look at the health care reform law, what changes it entails and of course my own editorial comments. We will continue to discuss Title I- Quality Affordable Health Care for All Americans. There are a number of insurance industry market reforms that I talked about yesterday. I did forget one...
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02
Apr

Public Law 111-148 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The views expressed in this blog are my own personal opinions and do not reflect the views of Cottonwood nor it’s administration. I want over the next few days to review the contents of what is the main health care reform bill that was signed into law March 23. We have all heard a lot...
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01
Apr

HR 4872 Revisited

Last night I posted a blog revisiting HR 4872 the health care reform amendments but it doesn’t seem to show up. I am very happy. There were 5 different versions of HR4872, the health care reform bill. There was the Reconciliation Act of 2010 from March 17 that was the text I was using, two...
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01
Apr

Health Care Reform HR 4872 Revisited

I am very happy right now. I wondered if I had gotten things wrong about HR4872, the House bill that was signed into law March 30. It turns out I was wrong. There were actually 5 versions of the bill. The text I had was the Reconciliation Act of 2010 from March 17 which was...
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31
Mar

Health Care Reform HR 4872

The views expressed in this blog represent my personal opinions only and do not represent the views of Cottonwood nor it’s administration. I want to talk a little bit about health care reform and the two bills that were recently signed into law. I had previously said I would make no comments until the final...
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26
Mar

The Cottonwood Tucson Experience

The Breakfast Club We all come to Cottonwood Tucson for various reasons, bringing along all shapes and sizes of baggage; with the common denominator being the desire to get well. It is understood that some have a greater desire than others do. At Cottonwood, we are stripped bare and completely exposed in an environment that...
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26
Mar

Psychiatry Public Trust Influence

Thomas Insel, MD, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) wrote an editorial in the most recent Journal of the American Medical Association discussing the relationship between psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies that have contributed to the increasing erosion of public trust in psychiatry. Now psychiatry has never had a positive image. I...
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