• Recovery at the Crossroads

    January 4th, 2017

    Guest blogger, Harvey RosenthalExecutive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) December 6, 2016 Our mental health system and community are currently engaged in a period of unprecedented change of such scope and speed that it has raised critical questions about the future of our recovery, rehabilitation and rights movement. Will the enhanced […]

  • September is National Recovery Month:

    September 30th, 2016

    Recovery Can Be An Every Day and Every Month Effort by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 30, 2016 For me, the most important awareness efforts, National Recovery Month, occurs each September and has been part of the behavioral health landscape for over 25 years. According to SAMHSA, over 23 million people in America […]

  • 42 CFR Part 2: Confidentiality and Coordinated Care

    June 10th, 2014

    by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor. There is a lot of discussion taking place about Federal Regulation 42 CFR Part 2. These confidentiality regulations were initially promulgated in 1970 to implement protections required in the Comprehensive Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act (also known as the Hughes Act). Along with other very important pieces that helped […]

  • Medicare Standard Shouldn’t Rule Out Recovery

    November 13th, 2012

    by David Bucciferro. On October 16th of 2012, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare Advocacy proposed a settlement to the nationwide class-action lawsuit Jimmo v. Sebelius. The case, filed in January of 2011 in the Vermont Federal District Court, challenged Medicare’s use of an “Improvement” standard in determining […]