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2015

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2014

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October 31, 2014

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October 6, 2014

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August 21, 2014

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July 31, 2014

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July 10, 2014

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June 25, 2014

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May 27, 2014

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February 13, 2014

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January 17, 2014

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mary Bassett - New DOHMH Commissioner
  • Coalition’s Annual Conference w/ Keynote Patrick Kennedy is “Sold Out!”
  • Governor Cuomo Delivers 2014 State of the State Address
  • New City Council Leadership Begins to Take Shape
  • Public Figures Speak Up About Their Addiction and Recovery
  • Misperceptions Persist on ‘Link’ Between Mental Illness & Violence
  • Trainings at The Coalition
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

2013

December 18, 2013

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November 21, 2013

In this edition:

  • City Elections Mark Transition, Coalition to Release Policy Position Paper
  • Final Health Parity Rule for Mental Health & Substance Use Benefits Released
  • Patrick Kennedy to Keynote Coalition Conference on January 23rd
  • Coalition Signs on to Second Chance Act Letter
  • 4 New Members Join The Coalition!
  • In Memory of Marie Mantel
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

October 16, 2013

In this edition:

  • Patrick Kennedy to Keynote Coalition Conference on January 23rd
  • In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act
  • State Olmstead Plan is Released!
  • Coalition Returns From Washington D.C., Hill Day Advocacy Successful, Shutdown Not Avoided
  • Upcoming Trainings at The Center
  • Mourning the Loss of Frank Modica
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

September 17, 2013

In this edition:

  • Greeting from Washington D.C. - Coalition Attends National Council’s Hill Day
  • Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care Delayed; Coalition Advocacy Continues
  • MRT Supportive Housing Initiative to Provide Housing to 5,000 High-Need Individuals
  • OASAS Releases Justice Center Qualified Service Organization Agreement
  • OMH Outlines Suicide Prevention & Unveils 'Safety Plan' iOS App
  • New Prescription Drug Misuse Materials Available from OASAS & DOH
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

August 1, 2013

In this edition:

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Appointments to Deputy Secretary for Health and Commissioners of OMH and OPWDD
  • Coalition Applauds Adult Homes Housing Agreement
  • New Role for Coalitions in the NYC Coalition on the Continuum of Care (CCoC)
  • Addressing Problem Gambling as New York Moves to Legalize Casinos
  • OASAS & OMH to Hold Joint Planning Hearing on 8/27
  • The Passing of Murray Itzkowitz, a Member of the Founding Generation of The Coalition
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

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July 3, 2013

In this edition:

  • Coalition Releases Position Paper on Behavioral Health Moving to Managed Care
  • City Adopted Budget Approved with Behavioral Health Restorations
  • Does September 23, 2013 Ring a Bell? (Hint: HIPAA Compliance)
  • New Affiliate Member Joins Coalition
  • Part-Time Psychiatrists and Meaningful Use: What You Need to Know
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board
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June 20, 2012

In this edition:

  • Coalition Leadership Awards Event is Just One Week Away—Purchase Your Tickets Now!
  • Two Coalition Members Receive Governor Appointments
  • City Budget Deadline Approaches, NYCHA Hit w/ $205M in Sequestration Cuts, Coalition Advocacy Persists
  • Want to Avoid HIPAA Noncompliance Fines and Lawsuits?
  • Coalition Testifies on NY SAFE Act’s Mental Health Reporting Requirement
  • Four Coalition Members Receive OASAS MRT Affordable Housing Awards
  • Upcoming Trainings at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

May 20, 2013

In this edition:

  • Coalition Leadership Awards Event Set for June 27th
  • Coalition City Budget Advocacy Continues
  • Governor Cuomo Announces $91M Affordable Housing Initiative
    CAMBA is NYC Service Provider
  • OMH Wraps Up Listening Tour on Centers for Excellence
  • DOHMH Reports Dramatic Increase in Prescription Pain Killer Overdoses
  • NYC Jails to Pursue Treatment Approaches for Inmates with Mental Illness
  • Coalition Welcomes Qualifacts as New Affiliate Member
  • Upcoming Trainings at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

April 25, 2013

In this edition:

  • Save the Date! Coalition Leadership Awards Scheduled for June 27
  • Coalition Advocates for Community Behavioral Health Services in FY14 City Budget
  • State Budget Wrap-up
  • New Coalition Affiliate Member
  • Upcoming Trainings at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

March 20, 2013

In this edition:

  • Tino Hernandez of Samaritan Village Elected as New Coalition President
  • Coalition Hits Albany as One-House Budget Bills Emerge
  • New Member Announcements
  • The Coalition Remembers Dr. Jay Goldsmith, a Founder
  • Upcoming Trainings at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

January 31, 2013

In this edition:

  • Attendees Get Plugged-in at Annual Coalition Conference
  • Governor Cuomo Releases 2013-14 Executive Budget; Coalition Gears Up for Albany Advocacy Days
  • NYS Legislative Leadership Posts & Committee Chairs Announced
  • HELP Convenes Hearing on Mental Healthcare in the U.S.
  • A Quick Look at the New HIPAA Omnibus Rule
  • Trainings at The Center: Comprehensive Benefits Management
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

2012

December 13, 2012

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November 14, 2012

In this edition:

  • Hurricane Sandy Forces Temporary Closure of Coalition Offices – Staff Working from Off-Site Locations
  • FEMA to Hold Briefings on Assistance for Nonprofits (Nov. 16 & 19)
  • Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC Restore for Hurricane Sandy Relief
  • IRS & NYS Charities Bureau Announce Extensions on Filing Deadlines
  • Member Spotlight: Cerini & Associates to Coordinate Pro-Bono Accounting & Legal Services in Wake of Sandy

October 10, 2012

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September 19, 2012

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August 20, 2012

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July 19, 2012

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June 13, 2012

In this edition:

  • Coalition to Celebrate Leadership Awards Event on June 20
    FY13 City Budget Advocacy in Final Month
  • Governor Cuomo Announces $10B Federal Waiver Request for MRT Reinvestment
  • Coalition to Attend the National Council’s Hill Day
  • The Coalition Welcomes New Members
  • Health Homes Educational Forums for Consumers
  • 2 Youth Peer Positions Open at The Center
  • Around the Watercooler
  • Coalition Job Board

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May 1, 2012

In this edition:

  • Health Homes Fact Sheet and Helpline Released from The Coalition’s Center
  • Coalition Represented at National Council’s Conference in Chicago
  • Coalition Signs on to Alcohol Tax Increase Campaign
  • Senate Marks Up FY 2013 HUD Funding Bill
  • Center Training: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Group Work (Advanced)
  • New Member Announcements
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events

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April 9, 2012

In this edition:

  • State Budget Approved Early – Much Work Lies Ahead
  • Update on Executive Compensation & Administrative Expense Caps
  • Coalition Testifies at City Council “Behavioral Health” Budget Hearing
  • House Passes Ryan Budget Plan; Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Healthcare Reform
  • Announcements from our Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events

March 14, 2012

In this edition:

  • Coalition Just Back from Albany for Advocacy Days
  • One House Bills Alter Executive Compensation & Administrative Caps Proposal
  • City Budget Advocacy Begins
  • Announcements from our Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

February 2, 2012

In this edition:

  • Coalition Albany Advocacy Days Set for March 5th & 6th
  • From The Coalition Briefs Blog: Coalition Conference a Huge Success!
  • MRT Budget Briefing Q&A on Twitter Tomorrow
  • The Coalition & NYC Colleagues Say Au Revoir to OMH’s Bruce Feig
  • Federal Advocacy Update: A Preview to President Obama’s 2013 Budget Request
  • Announcements from our Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Coalition Announces New Affiliate Member
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

January 10, 2012

In this edition:

  • Riding the Roller Coaster of Change - A Coalition Conference on Transformation
  • Governor Cuomo Delivers State of State Address
  • SAGE Commission Recommends Potential OMH & OASAS Merger
  • SAMHSA FY 2012 Funding Gets Authorized
  • Center Announcements
  • Membership Updates: New Members Continue Join & Affiliate Category is Approved
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

2011

December 15, 2011

In this edition:

  • Health Homes Phase I Rollout - Lead Applicants Announced in Bronx, Brooklyn & Long Island/Nassau
  • Medicaid Redesign Team Approves 4 Additional Work Group Recommendations
  • New Tax & Economic Plan Approved by NYS Legislature
  • Center Trainings in January – Register Now!
  • Around the Water Cooler
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November 18, 2011

In this edition:

  • State Budget Deficits Grow; “Millionaire’s Tax” Tax Advocacy Advances
  • Controversial New DHS Shelter Rules Are on Hold After Intense Hearing & Legal Challenge
  • Part 599 Emergency Regulations Released for OMH Clinics
  • HUD Funding Legislation for FY 2012 is Released by Congress
  • Super Committee Approaches Deadline
  • Center Trainings in December – Register Now!
  • Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center Joins The Coalition
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • SAMHSA Announces Selection of Regional Administrators
  • Coalition Job Board

October 27, 2011

In this edition:

  • Medicaid Redesign Work Group Updates
  • Coalition Signs-on to Help Protect Medicaid
  • Super Committee Democrats Propose Deficit Reduction Plan
  • Preserving HUD Funding
  • Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act
  • Clarity Still Needed on Essential Benefits for Behavioral Health
  • With Amerigroup Purchase of Health Plus, Size Matters
  • Center Trainings in November
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • The Coalition Remembers Our Own Judith H. Podell
  • Coalition Job Board
  • Member Sponsored Events

September 26, 2011

In this edition:

  • Health Homes Start Dates Pushed Forward
  • HUD Appropriations Legislation (FY 2012)
  • Behavioral Health and the Media
  • MRT Pharmacy Reforms Go Into Effect October 1
  • Center Trainings in October
  • Unique People Services Joins The Coalition
  • Coalition Representative Named to MRT Affordable Housing Workgroup
  • Coalition Members Named to MRT Affordable Housing Workgroup
  • Governor Cuomo Launches Electronic Town Hall Website
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

August 25, 2011

In this edition:

  • “Supercommittee” Eyes Deficit Reduction
  • Health Care Reform Updates
  • BHO Implementation Here at Home
  • Defending Geriatric Mental Health Services for the Homebound
  • OASAS Releases 2011 Outcomes Dashboard
  • DOHMH Announces RFI for Electronic Health Record Systems for Mental Health Care
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

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August 11, 2011

In this edition

  • The Coalition Goes to Washington D.C. for National Council’s Hill Day
  • Medicaid Health Homes: Coalition Convenes Jam-Packed Informational Session
  • HHS Awards Health Center New Access Point Grants to 3 Coalition Members
  • 6 Coalition Members Receive Grants to Integrate Health Care for the Elderly
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • HUD Launches Redesign of Homelessness Resource Exchange Website
  • Free Board Trainings
  • Coalition Job Board
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events

July 14, 2011

In this edition

  • Coalition Celebrates 2011 Annual Leadership Awards
  • City Council Passes FY 2012 Budget with Behavioral Health Restorations
  • The Coalition Heads to D.C for National Council’s Hill Day
  • Governor Nominates James C. Cox for NYS Medicaid Inspector General
  • New Member Announcement
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Schneiderman Announces Members of A.G.’S Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization
  • NYS DOH to Present Webinar on Medicaid Health Homes
  • OMH to Hold Smoking Cessation Webinars on July 27th & 28th
  • Coalition Job Board

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June 23, 2011

In this edition:

  • Coalition 2011 Annual Leadership Awards Reception is July 13th
  • City Council Budget Advocacy Heats Up
  • The National Council’s Hill Day is July 19th & 20th
  • Coalition Representatives Named to MRT Behavioral Health Workgroup
  • OMIG Reform Bill Passes!
  • Extension of Corporate Practice Waiver Deadline Passed by Legislature, Bill Awaits Governors Signature
  • Governor Announces Five Year Labor Agreement w/ CSEA
  • OTDA Releases Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) RFP
  • Coalition Welcomes New Members
  • City Trainings on Capacity Building & Oversight
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

April 27, 2011

In this edition:

  • The SAGE Commission Meets – Behavioral Health on the Agenda
  • PCIP Offers Coverage to People with Pre-Existing Conditions
  • FY 2011 Federal Budget: Update on Housing & Homeless Programs
  • Coalition Welcomes New Members
  • The Coalition Briefs Blog is Up and Running
  • Center Training: Inspiring Stories and Recovery Research: Hope and Resilience for Staff
  • OMH Presents Webinar on Clinic Restructuring
  • DOHMH Mental Health Planning Forum
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 3, 2011
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

April 7, 2011

In this edition:

  • Ta-Da…Introducing The Coalition Briefs Blog
  • State Legislators Approve BHOs
  • Behavioral Health Utilization Thresholds Causes Much Concern
  • Anasazi Software Product Luncheon and Demonstration
  • Coalition Testifies on City FY12 Preliminary Budget
  • Medicaid & Medicare at Risk
  • Federal Government Shutdown Looms
  • Center Training: Opening the Toolbox of Rehabilitation Resources
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • OMH to Hold Regional Multicultural Advisory Committee Forum
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 3, 2011
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

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March 11, 2011

In this edition:

  • Coalition Advocacy Days
  • OMH, OASAS & OPWDD Hold Meeting on SAGE Commission
  • Support Grows to Extend Tax on High Income Earners
  • Arlene Gonzalez- Sanchez Confirmed as Commissioner of OASAS
  • Courtney Burke Appointed to Commissioner of OPWDD
  • Center Trainings
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

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February 4, 2011

In this edition:

  • Coalition Proposes “Carve Out” Model to Medicaid Redesign Team
  • Governor Cuomo Releases Executive Budget with Deep Spending Cuts
  • Housing and Homeless Programs Are Cut in State Budget Proposal
  • The Coalition Gears Up for Albany Advocacy Days on March 7th & 8th
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Job Board

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January 12, 2011

In this edition:

  • Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team Convenes
  • Housing & Homeless Update: Coalition Meets with HUD & OMH; Tours with DHS
  • DOH & OMH Issues Letter to OMIG on Temporary Billing Waiver
  • Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez is new OASAS Commissioner
  • Senator Roy J. McDonald to Chair Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Committee
  • Register Now! “Behavioral Health: How Does It Fit?” - A Coalition Conference
  • Coalition’s Albany Advocacy Days Set for March 7 & 8—Hold the Date
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Some City Cuts are Restored as January Financial Plan Looms
  • Training at the Center – Inspiring Stories and Recovery Research: Hope and Resilience for Staff
  • Economic Self Sufficiency Forum Sponsored by DOHMH and The Center
  • OMH to Hold Cultural Competence Webinar and Releases Plan
  • Coalition Job Board

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2010

December 21, 2010

In this edition:

  • Support The Coalition’s Holiday Gift Campaign
  • Governor-Elect Cuomo Announces Second Round of Appointments
  • Coalition Testifies at Senate Finance Budget Oversight Hearing
  • OASAS Announces New Standards to Attract More Addiction Professionals
  • Senators Stabenow & Reed Introduce “Excellence in Mental Health Act”
  • Courts Challenge Constitutionality of Healthcare Reform’s Individual Mandate
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Training at the Center
  • VA Releases Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program NOFA
  • Coalition Signs-on to Support Bill to Improve Prescription Medication Access
  • Coalition Job Board

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November 29, 2010

In this edition:

  • State Legislature Convenes for Extraordinary Session to Tackle $315M Deficit
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases November Budget Plan with Behavioral Health Cuts
  • Governor-Elect Cuomo Finalizes Transition Teams
  • NYAM & DPA Hold Drug Policy Forum at The Coalition
  • CMS Issues Preliminary Guidance on Health Homes
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Benefits Management Training at The Center
  • Demonstration of EMR and Practice Management System at Coalition
  • Coalition Job Board

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October 27, 2010

In this edition:

  • OASAS Postpones its APG Startup
  • Governor Paterson Calls for Special Legislative Session
  • OMH Statewide Plan Highlights 3 Coalition Members for Making a Difference
  • New State Website Helps Parents Talk to Kids About Underage Drinking
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Benefits Management Training at The Center
  • Demonstration of EMR and Practice Management System at Coalition
  • OMH Issues RFP to Transition Adult Home Residents into Supported Housing
  • CHCS Issues Report on Performance Measurement in Fee-for-Service Medicaid
  • Coalition Job Board

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October 6, 2010

In this edition:

  • OMH Clinic Reform Begins
  • OASAS Posts Updated APG Billing Manual
  • More Details Emerge on FMAP Contingency Plan
  • City Council Passes FY11 Cuts in Funding for Behavioral Health Initiatives
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Benefits Management Training at The Center
  • OMH Releases 2010-2014 Statewide Comprehensive Plan
  • SAMHSA Invites You to Provide Feedback on 8 Strategic Initiatives
  • CHCS Issues Report on Performance Measurement in Fee-for-Service Medicaid
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

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September 20, 2010

In this edition:

  • Primary Day 2010
  • OMH Clinic Reform Update
  • FMAP Contingency Cuts Take Effect
  • Third Annual Recover Rally Set for September 25
  • Governor Paterson Names Health Care Reform Advisory Committee
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Social Security to Offer Webinar on Applying Online for Disability Benefits
  • HHS Launches Consumer Fused Website in Spanish 
  • Coalition to Host EMR Demonstration
  • IRS Provides Guidance on OTC Drugs
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

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August 30, 2010

In this edition:

  • Enhanced FMAP Rate is Extended with Reductions
  • New Change in Insurance Law Mandates Coverage for DWI Emergency Services
  • HUD 2009 Continuum of Care (CoC) Debriefing Webcast Now Available Online
  • OMH News
  • Congress Introduces Bills for Behavioral Health HIT Funding
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Senators Baucus & Grassley Announce Need for Better CMS Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
  • NYS Health Insurance Plan for People with Pre-Existing Conditions Accepts Applications
  • Coalition to Host EMR Demonstration
  • Coalition Signs on in Support of City Charter Recommendations
  • MHA of NYC Calls on Governor to Sign Veterans Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Act
  • SAMHSA Announces Guidelines for Registry on Evidence-Based Practices
  • Social Security Administration Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Video Contest
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

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August 10, 2010

In this edition:

  • State FY 2010-11 Budget is Finally Complete
  • Federal Senate Passes FMAP Extension; State Approves Contingency Plan
  • City Council Approves FY 2011 Funding for Geriatric Mental Health & Autism Initiatives
  • House Passes HUD Appropriations Bill
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • OASAS & OMH to Hold Strategic Planning Discussions
  • HIPAA Updates
  • White House Announces Coverage for Preventative & Substance Abuse Services Under Healthcare Reform
  • HHS Strategic Plan Available on Web for Comments
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Reaches 20th Anniversary
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events
  • Coalition Job Board

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July 13, 2010

In this edition:

  • In Memoriam: Senator Thomas P. Morahan
  • State Lawmakers Fail to Pass FY 2010-11 Budget
  • City Adopts FY 2011 Budget with Cuts to Behavioral Health & Homeless Services
  • OMH Publishes 599 Clinic Regulations
  • State Board of Regents Approves New Social Worker Licensing Rules
  • Federal Housing & Homelessness Update
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Goes to Washington D.C. for National Council’s Hill Day 2010
  • State Legislative Actions
  • Reduction in FMAP Payments Places Greater Risk on State & City Budgets
  • State Forced to Comply with Adult Homes Decision
  • SAMHSA Raises Mental Health Awareness in Multicultural Communities

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June 17, 2010

In this edition:

  • Budget Extender Passes with Cuts to Mental Hygiene and Human Services
  • State Legislature Passes 3 Year Extension for Professional Licensing Exemption
  • Coalition City Budget Advocacy
  • Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Holds 26th Annual Leadership Awards Reception
  • Coalition Federal Advocacy and FMAP
  • OASAS Adds New APG Section to Website
  • Consultations for PROS Agencies by the Center
  • Cultural Competence and Treatment Planning Workshops
  • Job Board

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May 25, 2010

In this edition:

  • Join Us for the 2010 Coalition Leadership Awards Reception
  • Budget Leaders Meet but Impasse Continues
  • Legislature Passes 3 Year Exemption for Social Workers & Mental Health Professionals
  • OMH Clinic Reform Postponed to October 1, 2010
  • Savings Accounts Proposed as Alternative to “Rent” in City Shelters
  • Fraud & Abuse Enforcement to Expand Under Federal Health Care Reform
  • After 3 Decades, Senator Morahan will not Seek Reelection
  • Enterprise-Wide Electronic Health Records (EHR) Demonstration
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Implementing Collaborative (Concurrent) Documentation
  • OASAS Website Unveils New Criminal Justice Section
  • CCoC Policy & Advocacy Subcommittee Reconvenes with New Co-Chairs
  • DOHMH to Hold PROS Educational Forum
  • Job Board
  • Coalition Member Sponsored Events

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May 10, 2010

In this edition:

  • Budget Extender Bill Includes State Furloughs
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases Executive Budget with Mental Hygiene & Homeless Services Cuts
  • Coalition Responds to NY Post Editorial on OMIG Bill
  • Extending Kendra’s Law is Sound Policy for Now
  • Rep. Kennedy Introduces Health Information Technology (HIT) Extension Bill
  • OMH Proposed Part 599 Clinic Regulations
  • Enterprise-Wide Electronic Health Records (EHR) Demonstration
  • Questions on Effectiveness of OMH Sex Offender Program Continue to be Asked
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Benefits Training at The Center
  • DOHMH and CUNY to Hold “Drinking Solutions” Symposium on Alcoholism
  • Taking the Lead: Cultivating a New Generation of Peer Leadership
  • The Mind Your Health Peer Coaching Program: Promoting Health and Wellness
  • Happy Mother’s Day (Belated): New Change in Medicare Law May Help Mom
  • Job Board

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April 20, 2010

In this edition:

  • Still No State Budget Agreement Resolutions on SFY 2010-11 Budget
  • City to End Illegal Housing of Homeless?
  • OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion Visits The Coalition
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • OASAS to Hold Managed Care Panel Discussions
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 6, 2010
  • New PLC Trainings for PROS and Clinic Restructuring
  • Job Board

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March 30, 2010

In this edition:

  • Senate & Assembly Pass Resolutions on SFY 2010-11 Budget
  • President Obama Signs Landmark Health Care Reform Into Law
  • Coalition Testifies at Preliminary FY 2011 City Council Budget Hearing
  • Special Election Results for City Council District 44
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • OMH Releases Guidance Document on Part 599 Mental Health Clinic Regulations
  • News from OASAS
  • New York State Pilots Program to Promote Recovery from Addiction & Mental Health Disorders
  • Coalition Testifies at OMIG Hearing
  • CMS Announces Disability Workshops on Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security
  • CACF to Hold City Advocacy Institute
  • Management Training Series offered by Professional Learning Center
  • Job Board

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March 2, 2010

In this edition:

  • Governor Paterson Ends Campaign for Governor
  • Coalition Wields 2 Days of Determined Advocacy in Albany
  • Judge Orders State to Move Residents with Mental Illness Out of Adult Homes
  • NYC Members May Apply for City Council Dollars: Applications Available for FY 2011 City Council Discretionary Funding
  • DHS Issues RFP for Rapid Re-Housing Services
  • OMH Pushes Clinic Reform to After April 1, 2010
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Organizational Changes in the Division of Mental Hygiene at DOHMH
  • OMH Announces 2010 Training for Clinics on the New Survey Process
  • Compliant HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
  • Medicare Suspends Enrollment to Fox Insurance Co. Medicare Part D Plan
  • OMH and DOL Launch Training & Employment Initiative for Service Recipients
  • Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) Training Opportunities
  • Management Training Series offered by Professional Learning Center
  • Job Board

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January 29, 2010

In this edition:

  • Governor Paterson Proposes Cuts (Mostly) to Close $7.4B Gap
  • Coalition’s 2010 Albany Advocacy Days February 23 and 24
  • City Council Assigns Standing Committees
  • Coalition Conference a Huge Success
  • Benefits Training at The Center
  • OMH Pushes Clinic Reform to After April 1, 2010
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • NYC McKinney-Vento Renewals Announced
  • Morahan Appointed to Chair of Mental Health Committee
  • State Senate Holds Conference on OMIG Protocols
  • Extension of Enhanced FMAP Rate Threatened
  • Management Training Series offered by Professional Learning Center
  • Job Board

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2009

December 22, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition Conference on Insurance
  • Coalition Albany Days 2010
  • Local Aid Takes 2 Hits From State Budget Cuts
  • Protect the Community Safety Net – Albany Rally on January 26
  • OMH Pushes Clinic Reform to After April 1, 2010
  • NYS Senate to Hold Hearing on OMIG
  • Coalition Testifies at OASAS Budget Hearing
  • New Regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Due Soon
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Senate Reaches 60 Votes Necessary to Close Debate on Health Care Reform
  • Coalition Signs on to Letter to Congressional Leaders Favoring Certain House Health Care Provisions: Crucial Impact on NYS
  • Congress Approves 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
  • Job Board

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November 23, 2009

In this edition:

  • State Fiscal Crisis Threatens Community-Based Services
  • Look Out! Another Round of City Budget Cuts
  • The New Look of the City Council in 2010
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Drug Law Reform: OASAS Announces Funding for Case Management Services
  • State Submits a Remedial Plan on Adult Homes Decision
  • House Passes a National Health Care Reform Bill with Behavioral Health Standards
  • Senate Opens Floor Debate for National Health Care Reform
  • CMS Withdraws Rule to Restrict Rehabilitative Services
  • Harm Reduction Series Offered by Coalition's Professional Learning Center
  • OMIG Revises Two Compliance Certification Forms
  • Job Board

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November 6, 2009

In this edition:

  • Local Election Results 2009
  • State Fiscal Crisis Deepens: $10B Deficit Projected Over Next 2 Years
  • Speaker Pelosi Releases House Leadership Bill on Health Care Reform
  • OASAS Extends Deadline for Drug Law Reform Funding
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Fountain House Helps to Cultivate National Anti-Stigma Campaign
  • Adult Homes Decision: State Granted an Extension; City Council Holds a Hearing
  • HHS Issues Interim Final Rule on Enforcement of HITECH Act
  • OMH Submits Draft Clinic Restructuring Regulations
  • Keeping It Positive: Using Contingency Management in Addiction Treatment
  • Job Board

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October 21, 2009

In this edition:

  • Governor Paterson Issues $5B Budget Deficit Reduction Plan
  • National Health Care Reform Takes One Step Forward
  • FREE Center Training: Introduction to Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Supporting Young Adults in Career Exploration and Employment Workshop
  • Rockefeller Reform is Underway, OASAS Funding Available
  • Federal Court Decision on Adult Homes Radiates Through the Community
  • FREE Center Training: Recovery is Working  
  • Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Update
  • The Coalition Collaborates with Partners to Secure HIT Stimulus Funding
  • PBS Airs “Healthy Minds” Series on Behavioral Health
  • Job Board

October 2, 2009

In this edition:

  • State Leaders Hold Budget Meeting: Midyear Cuts Expected
  • National Health Care Reform and its Impacts on New York State
  • Coalition Calls on NYS to Accept Federal Court’s Decision on Adult Homes
  • Center Takes Active Role in “NewYorkMakesWorkPay” Initiative
  • IMA Demonstration of Practice Management and EMR Solutions
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Benefits Training at The Center  
  • Coalition’s Government Relations Committee Reconvenes with New Changes Ahead
  • DOHMH to Hold PROS Consumer Educational Forum
  • DOB Calls on State Agencies to Cut Expenses
  • Job Board

September 2, 2009

In this edition:

  • Senator Ted Kennedy: A Dedicated Advocate for Behavioral Health Policy
  • More State Budget Cuts?
  • Coalition Has Part 521 Compliance Templates
  • New FTC Compliance Requirements on Medical Identity Theft
  • OMH Issues Final Rule on Streamlining PAR Process
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition & UJA Federation Advocate for Health Information Technology Funding
  • JBFCS to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Ittelson Center Gym & School
  • OMH to Hold Public Hearing on Statewide Comprehensive Plan
  • September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • Changes to Medicare Part D Could Make it Easier to Qualify for Benefits
  • Job Board

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August 13, 2009

In this edition:

  • OMH Issues Overview of Indigent Care Funding for Mental Health Clinics
  • OMH to Hold Clinic Projection Model Webinars
  • Make National Healthcare Reform Happen!
  • Phoenix Houses of New York Joins The Coalition
  • New Supportive Housing Legislation Passed by House of Representatives
  • OASAS Statewide Planning Dialogues are Underway
  • State DOH Rolls Out Family Health Plus Employer Buy-In
  • Job Board

August 4, 2009

In this edition:

  • Governor Signs Bill to Advance Managed Care Reform
  • OASAS Commissioner to Host Planning Dialogues
  • Potential New Round of Cuts Possible as State Fiscal Outlook Looks Grim
  • Coalition’s Center Launches Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) Enrollment Initiative
  • House Moves One Step Closer to Passing Healthcare Reform Legislation
  • Center Creates Instructions for PROS Fiscal Tool
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Member News and Announcements
  • OASAS Holds Workshop on Managed Care
  • ARRA Funding for Health Professional Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs
  • Prescription Assistance for Hard Fiscal Times
  • DOHMH Produces Overdose Prevention DVD
  • Job Board

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July 9, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition Honors Leaders at 25th Annual Awards Reception
  • New York City FY 2010 Budget Passes with Behavioral Health Restorations
  • NYS Senate Leadership Struggle Comes to an End: Localities and Service Providers Bear Costs
  • OMIG Provider Compliance Regulations Take Effect July 1, 2009
  • Congress Deliberates Healthcare Reform Legislation
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Three Coalition Members Receive 21st Century CLC Awards
  • Register for Learning From The North Carolina Experience: Managing and Thriving in an Unstable Environment
  • Auditing Updates
  • Coalition Testifies at City Council Hearing on Clinic Rate Reform 
  • NYS Comptroller Focuses on Ensuring Timely Contract Payments & Tracking Stimulus Dollars
  • Coalition Submits Comments on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
  • HHS Rescinds Harmful Medicaid Regulations
  • Job Boards

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June 16, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition 25th Annual Leadership Awards Reception
  • The Coalition Brings its Advocacy to Washington, DC
  • Senate Leadership Debacle and The Coalition’s Legislative Agenda
  • Coalition Advocates City Council for FY10 Mental Health Restorations
  • Courtenay Harding, Ph.D. to Become the New Director of The Coalition’s Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Center Seminar: Storytelling Narrative Therapy for Transition-Age Youth
  • CUCS Announces Two Additional HUD Compliance Training Sessions
  • Funding for the MATS Program is Restored
  • News from OMH
  • The Financial Challenges of Funding Universal Coverage in New York State
  • Stimulus Funds from FMAP Increase Pass Audit
  • Community Healthcare Network Opens New FQHC
  • The Professional Learning Center Presents Two Workshops on Addiction and Sexuality
  • Job Boards

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May 20, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition 25th Annual Leadership Awards Reception
  • Federal Stimulus Dollars for Community-based Behavioral Health Providers?
  • Health Information Technology Funding (HIT)
  • Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)
  • Education & Employment for Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
  • The Strengthening Communities Fund
  • Useful Websites on Stimulus Funding
  • Supported Education Training at The Center
  • MHA of Westchester to Present Person Centered Service Planning Conference
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases FY 2010 Executive Budget
  • Governor Paterson Issues Legislation to Make Timothy’s Law Permanent
  • Obama Announces $17B in Federal Budget Cuts; Keeps SAMHSA & HUD Core Services Level
  • NYC’s Third Annual Peer Specialist Conference Co-sponsored by The Center
  • New NY Prescription $aver Card

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April 14, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition Advocacy on State Budget is Successful!
  • State Budget Analysis: OMH & OASAS
  • Paterson and Legislature Agree on Rockefeller Drug Law Reform
  • Coalition Testifies on City FY10 Preliminary Budget
  • Group Work Training at The Coalition’s Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Three Coalition Members Receive Grants
  • Coalition Issues Memorandum of Opposition to Timothy’s Law Sunset Provision
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Initiatives to Help Nonprofits
  • OMH Offers Web-based Continuing Medical Education Courses
  • MHA of Westchester to Present Person Centered Service Planning Conference
  • Room Still Available at NYAPRS Executive Seminar Program
  • Job Boards

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March 17, 2009

In this edition:

  • New York City to Receive $1.9 Billion from FMAP Increase in Stimulus Plan
  • OMH Releases Implementation Plan on Clinic Restructuring
  • Coalition Pushes to Restore Cuts to Continuing Day Treatment Programs
  • The Coalition Hires Government Relations Consultant for Social Work & Mental Health Licensing Issues
  • Medicare Advocacy: Ending the 2 Year Waiting Period for People with Severe Disabilities
  • Analysis of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform: Is a Deal Emerging?
  • Practice Defensive Medicine: Current Compliance Issue Training
  • Intensive Benefits Training at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Fourth Annual Management Training Institute
  • City to Close John Heuss House
  • Leadership Trainings at The Center
  • OMIG Releases Provider Self-Disclosure Guidance
  • Reminder Claims submissions require NPI by March 25, 2009!!!
  • Benefits Training at The Center
  • State Awarded Funding to Study Enrollment and Retention in Children’s Federal Aid Programs
  • Job Boards

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February 18, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition Advocacy Day in Albany – A Productive Day with Legislators
  • President Obama Signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill
  • Schneiderman Introduces a High Income Earner Tax
  • New York State Deficit Reduction Plan Restores a COLA but Cuts Health Care
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases FY 2010 Preliminary Budget with Cuts to Providers
  • President Obama Signs CHIP Bill with Parity for Mental Health Coverage
  • Benefits Training at The Center
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • SPOP Wins Award for Excellence & Innovation in Geriatric Mental Health Services
  • Coalition Writes Letter to the Editor of Daily News on People with Mental Illness
  • Principles of Psychopharmacology for Dually Disordered Individuals
  • Upcoming Event: Addiction ‘09
  • New York State Senate Launches Website for Input Addressing Budget Gap
  • Office of Mental Health (OMH) Briefs
  • NPI Compliance Deadline is set for March 25, 2009
  • Job Boards

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January 22, 2009

In this edition:

  • Coalition Advocacy Day in Albany – February 3, 2009
  • State Senator Shirley Huntley to Chair Mental Health Committee
  • Federal Agenda for New President and Congress
  • Coalition in the News
  • 'Recovery is Working' - Center Training
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition Presents on Clinic Rate Restructuring and Medicaid Buy-In
  • 'Ask the Expert / Dealing with Overpayments' - Center Training
  • Medicaid Inspector General Publishes Rules on Mandatory Compliance Programs
  • Compliance Survival Tips for New York's Behavioral Health Care Providers
  • State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Briefings
  • The Center Sponsors Second Annual FREE TAX PREPARATION
  • Understanding the new IRS 990
  • Service Program for Older People (SPOP) Offers Trainings
  • Job Boards

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2008

December 23, 2008

In this edition:

  • Governor Paterson Releases NYS 2009-10 Executive Budget
  • Bloomberg Asks for More Cuts Too!
  • Advocacy Update: One New York Fighting for Fairness
  • Obama’s Team Focuses on Economic Stimulus and Health Care Reform
  • Coalition Offers Mental Health Parity Training
  • Notable Committee Chair Changes in the House of Representatives
  • The Coalition’s Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery will be presenting a training from the Benefits Series
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • 4 Coalition Members Receive Grants for Housing and Substance Abuse Services
  • Third Annual Mental Health Peer Specialist Conference Issues Call for Proposals
  • The Coalition’s Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery will be presenting a training from the Leadership Series
  • OMH and DOH Partner to Improve the Quality and Safety of Psychotropic Treatment
  • RAND Issues Guide on Employing Mental Health Consumer Providers
  • Job Boards

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December 4, 2008

In this edition:

  • State Dollars Could be Saved by Restructuring OMH Sex Offender Program
  • Albany Special Session Ends with No Budget Deal; Advocates Rally Outside of Capitol
  • Outpatient Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Clinics are Exempt from Final CMS Outpatient Hospital Regulation
  • Federal Advocacy to Bring Financial Aid to New York State?
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases November Financial Plan Cuts; Coalition Testifies at City Council Hearing
  • The Center Releases User Friendly Medicaid Buy-in Fact Sheet for Working People with Disabilities
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • New Member Announcement
  • Two Coalition Members Secure Housing Grants
  • Coalition Hosting Foothold Technology User Group
  • Free Tax Preparation for Working Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
  • Coalition and Citibank to Offer Agency Cash Management Seminars
  • Coalition’s Medicaid Crystal Ball Conference – A Huge Success
  • DOHMH Partnership to Increase Consumer Knowledge of Safe Sex Practices
  • OMH Proposes Regulation to Extend Age of Eligibility for Children’s Day Treatment
  • Social Security Administration Holds Hearing on Traumatic Brain Injuries and Stroke
  • Direct Express - Social Security Debit Card Released by Treasury Department
  • Job Boards

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October 30, 2008

In this edition:

  • Coalition Sponsoring Medicaid Conference on November 20 – Register Now!
  • Governor Paterson Announces Record $47M Budget Deficit for New York Over Next 4 Years
  • Coalition Joins ‘One New York Fighting For Fairness’ Citywide Coalition to Fight Budget Cuts
  • Federal Advocacy to Assist States in Financial Crisis
  • Center Presents: Recovery-Oriented Connecting and Counseling
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Commissioner Frieden Announces New Roles at DOHMH
  • The Coalition Reminds You to Vote on Tuesday November 4th
  • 2009 Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period Starts November 15
  • Social Security Announces Nationwide Launch of Compassionate Allowances
  • New Website for Transition Age Youth Needs a Name
  • Three Coalition Members Receive National Grants
  • The Coalition Responds to DOHMH Family Support Network Concept Paper
  • Center Trainings Filled to Capacity
  • Job Boards

October 9. 2008

In this edition:

  • Budget Cuts
  • Legislation to Delay CMS UPL Rule Introduced by New York Legislators
  • President Bush Signs Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Legislation
  • Governor Paterson Vetoes Bill on Training Requirements for Non-Profit Boards
  • Paterson Also Vetoes Most Integrated Setting Bill
  • Presidential Candidate Positions on Behavioral Health
  • Coalition Sponsoring Conference on Changes to Medicaid System
  • Coalition’s Center and Member Agency Staffs Join Forces in Presentations at NYAPRS Conference
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Coalition to Hold Medicare/Medicaid Billing Series
  • Live Consultation at The Coalition: Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Medicaid Compliance Plan
  • Center Presents: Introduction to Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • The Coalition Responds to DOHMH Family Support Network Concept Paper
  • LifeNet Goes Online
  • Center Presents Benefits Training Across NYC
  • JBFCS Acknowledges Foster Care Mental Health Initiative
  • Last Chance to Attend OMH Regional Clinic Forum
  • Children’s Plan Submitted by OMH and Child-Serving Agencies
  • Job Boards

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September 16, 2008

In this edition:

  • Update on New York State Budget Cuts
  • Coalition in the News
  • Coalition Goes to Washington Seeking Moratorium on CMS Regulation and FMAP
  • The Coalition Center's Work and Recovery Project Featured in Published Journal Article
  • CEU Credits Available Through e-Learning Collaborative
  • State Office of Medicaid Inspector General Recovers $269M in Medicaid Payments
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Center Presents Benefits Training Across NYC
  • Coalition Sponsoring Conference on Medicaid Changes in New York State
  • New Membership Announcement
  • House and Senate Reach Agreement on Mental Health & Subtance Abuse Parity
  • Pennsylvania Parity Litigation on Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services
  • DOHMH WTC Health Registry Provides New Findings on Psychological Trauma and Respiratory Problems from 9/11
  • CUCS to Pilot New Program to Improve Mental Health of Inmates
  • Emergency Phones Link Caller in Need of Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Job Boards

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August 19, 2008

In this edition:

  • Governor Paterson Proposes $2.6 Million Cuts for Special Legislative Session Today
  • DOHMH Forestalls State Aid Cuts
  • Coalition Continues Push for Change in Social Work License Issues
  • Coalition Takes Action on Upper Payment Limit Provisions in CMS Rule
  • DOHMH Released Family Support Network Concept Paper
  • City Council Adopted Expense Budget Restorations and Enhancements for Mental Health Services
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Demonstration of Integrated Electronic Clinic Record and Claim Submission Software Solution
  • The Coalition Launches E-Learning Collaborative
  • Save the Date - Coaltion to Hold Conference on Changes to Medicaid System in New York State
  • September is Recovery Month
  • SAMHSA Releases Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Service Providers
  • New Member Announcements
  • Center Online Resource Directory for Transition Age Youth: Youth Advisory Board New Being Recruited
  • The Center's Youth Initiative Hosts Special Seminar: "The TIP Exerience"
  • State Bans Smoking in Addiction Treatment Centers Causes Concern for Recovery
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs' New Contracting Opportunities
  • Job Boards

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July 16, 2008

In this edition:

  • Medicare Bill, with Mental Health Parity, Passes; Congress Overrides Bush Veto
  • Moratoria on Six Negative CMS Medicaid Regulations Passes as President Signs War Supplemental Appropriations Act
  • OMH Clarifies Intent of Children’s Ambulatory Care Restructuring Project
  • Good News from DOMH on Contracts At Last
  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Launches MySpace Campaign to Help Young New Yorkers Cope
  • Center Publishes Ideas Emerging from 6/23/08 Conference on MH and Literacy
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Geriatric Chemical Dependency Legislation
  • Social Work License Initiative Waits for Next Session
  • Whelan and Baker Promoted by Governor Paterson
  • In Memoriam, Tere Fighetti
  • "Healthy Transition Act of 2008" Sits in Senate Committee
  • Job Boards

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June 25, 2008

In this edition:

  • Coalition Goes to Washington
  • 2008 Leadership Awards Features Distinguished Honorees
  • Chances Improve on Hill for Moratorium on Devastating CMS Regs
  • NYS Legislature Puts PTSD Parity Bill on Hold
  • Coalition Redesigns Its Website
  • Federal Parity Maybe in Reach
  • State and City Issue Mental Health and Criminal Justice Panel Report
  • City Budget Woes
  • Jason Lippman Joins Coalition Staff
  • Center Conference Reading between the Lines:  Re-thinking Mental Health and Literacy for Youth in Transition a Resounding Success
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • Governor Cuts and Cuts State Budget
  • SOMH Spending Plan and Good and Bad News
  • OASAS Budget Takes Hits; Mostly Spares Community Sector
  • Coalition Comments to CMS on "i" Habilitation Option
  • OMH Tries to Restructure Children's Ambulatory Care Services
  • Job Boards

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May 19, 2008

In this edition:

  • City Council Funding Requirements Are Set
  • Reading Between the Lines
  • IMA Demonstration of Practice Management and EMR Solutions
  • Mayor's Executive Budget Cuts Mental Health
  • Medicaid Update
  • Update on Medicaid Buy-in Work Group
  • Case Management Regulations - Where Are We Now?
  • State OMIG Issues Work Plan
  • Center Leadership Trainings are a Success!
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • National Council Recognizes Coalition Accomplishments
  • Coalition Joins Partners to Sponsor Co-Occuring Disorders Conference
  • State Board Training Consortium Offers Governance Training to Boards of SOMH Funding Recipients
  • Job Boards

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April 22, 2008

In this edition:

  • State Budget Still in Partial Mystery
  • Center's Report on Youth in Transition featured at BU's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation "Innovations" Conference
  • State Commits to Expand Eligibility for Child Health Plus
  • House and Senate Seek to Reverse CMS Regulatory Attempts to Cut Back Access to Services -- Administration Threatens Veto
  • Center Conference: READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Re-Thinking Mental Health and Literacy for Youth in Transition
  • SOMH Public Forums on Children's Mental Health Plan
  • Co-occurring Disorders Conference -- Partners for Recovery: People First
  • Welcome New Members
  • Around the Water Cooler
  • City Council Politics May Slow Down Already Slow Contracting Process and Deny Services
  • Leadership Training Series: Building Recovery-Based Programs
  • Measure to Support Addictions Services Moves in Congress
  • Stellar Recipients Receive June 12 Leadership Awards
  • Mark Your Calendar for The Center's Upcoming Youth Initiative Events
  • Job Boards

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March 25, 2008

In this edition:

  • Coalition Testifies on Mayor's FY 2009 Preliminary Budget
  • Award Recipients of Distinction
  • Governor Paterson Proposes Budget Cuts
  • Center Seminar: Youth with History of Domestic Violence
  • Coalition Honored by National Council
  • AARP Honors FEGS
  • House Passes Historic Parity Bill
  • Center's "Working on Recovery" Program Sites
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Conference Scheduled for May 14, 15 and 16
  • OASAS Goes Smokeless
  • Protect Medicaid – Write Your Member of Congress
  • Affordable Housing Advocacy
  • Center Presents: Comprehensive Benefits Trainings
  • Professional Learning Center Presents Renowned Expert on Medicaid and Medicare

March 6, 2008

In this edition:

  • Coalition Offers Recommendations to City Council Regarding Continuity of Care
  • Coalition Members Bring Advocacy to Albany
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Releases Proposed Rule to Eliminate the "Medicaid Neutrality" Cap
  • New CMS Regulations Pose Significant Threat to Case Management Design and Funding
  • New Law Will Limit Placement of Prisoners with Serious Mental Illness into Solitary Confinement
  • Center Presents: Ask the Expert & Dealing with Overpayment Blues
  • Center hold Youth Initiative Work Group on Strengthening the Connection between Community Mental Health and Child Welfare
  • DamesReid LLC and Kasirer Consulting LLC Join Forces
  • Coalition to Host Presentation on the Implications of the CMS Case Management Regulations
  • Center Presents Benefits Training Across NYC
  • Center "Delights" Consumers!

2007

December 20, 2007

In this edition:

  • Coalition Responds to CQC Executive Compensation Survey
  • Coalition Member Agencies Win State Grant to Address Gap in Primary Health Care
  • The Coalition Mourns the Loss of Alan Menikoff
  • SOMH Clinic Rate Restructuring Project – Update
  • Center Presents: Ask the Expert & Benefits Management for Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement
  • BRC Earns Kudos
  • Coalition Hosts Suicide Prevention Symposium Examining Suicide in Minority Populations
  • Coalition DVDs - the Perfect Stocking Stuffer
  • Center Presents: Introduction to Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Professional Learning Center's January / February Calendar of Trainings
  • Holiday Greetings
  • Job Boards

November 29, 2007

In this edition:

  • U.S. Office of Inspector General Audits Minnesota and Iowa Medicaid Payments for Targeted Case Management
  • Creating and Enhancing a Youth-Led Leadership Association
  • OMH Announces Funding to Prevent Suicide Among Young Latinas and Asian Women
  • Back from The Edge: Deriving Strength From Group Culture - A Suicide Prevention Symposium
  • Coalition's Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery Delivers Training for DOHMH
  • OMH Rolls Out Wellness Self-Management Initiative
  • New Web Page To Help Identify Evidence-Based Programs
  • Professional Learning Center's December / January Calendar of Trainings
  • Pres. Bush Signs Veterans' Mental Health Bill
  • Coalition Training DVDs and CD Toolkits Available
  • Around the water cooler...
  • Job Boards

October 31, 2007

In this edition:

  • New York City Council Designates Funding for Mental Hygiene Initiatives
  • Working on Recovery
  • Coalition's Comments to CMS on Coverage for Rehabilitative Services
  • House Fails to Override President's SCHIP Veto
  • Center Presents: Benefits Management for Transitioned Age Youth
  • Coalition Urges CMS to Withdraw Harmful "Upper Payment Limit" Proposal
  • The Professional Learning Center's November Calendar of Trainings
  • Center's Youth Seminar Series -- Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Orientation
  • Purchase your Coalition IDDT Training DVDs Today!
  • Fostering Mental Health Recovery through Person-Centered Treatment Planning
  • Around the water cooler...
  • Job Boards

September 29, 2007

In this edition:

  • New York City Council Prepares to Designate Mental Hygiene Initiative Funding
  • Deficit Reduction Act Compliance
  • Center Presents Benefit Training Across NYC
  • Project Renewal Wins Federal Grant to Bolster Services to Formerly Homeless
  • Medicare Part D Enrollment Period - Year 3
  • Second Annual Art Exhibition
  • Conference on Assessment & Treatment of Compulsive GAmbling Amount Asian Americans
  • Around the water cooler...
  • Job Boards

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