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Category: Mental Health

On the Record with Elizabeth Hudson, Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health

The foundation of children’s mental health is relationships, according to Elizabeth Hudson, director of the state’s Office of Children’s Mental Health. Hudson suggested that those interested in improving mental health should be “broadening our scope” to focus on issues beyond mental healthcare providers. “A lot of folks focus on the need for more mental health […]

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Milwaukee County plans to assess mental health crisis system

Milwaukee County officials and area health systems are hoping to work together on an assessment of mental health crisis services as the county readies to shutter its inpatient psychiatric hospital. The county has spent years trying to outsource services now performed at its inpatient psychiatric hospital at the Mental Health Complex. The last vendor involved […]

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Providers concerned about how DHS plans to pursue Medicaid rate increase for mental healthcare

The Wisconsin Hospital Association, while supporting more funding for mental healthcare, has concerns about how the Department of Health Services plans to implement a Medicaid rate increase for such services.
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Mental health committee green lights emergency detention bill

The Assembly’s mental health reform committee has unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from transporting an individual to emergency detention from an emergency room unless a hospital or medical staff member gives the OK.
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