Update: My “Chasing Genius” Entry was Rejected From National Geographic

My “Chasing Genius” entry was rejected from National Geographic because I included the logo for the Institute for Behavior Change in the video. Got to read the fine print. In any case, I received a great deal of encouragement from a wide range of people for the model I created to deliver community-based mental health treatment to lots of children.  It’s a really good idea … Continue reading Update: My “Chasing Genius” Entry was Rejected From National Geographic

My Entry in the National Geographic “Chasing Genius” Contest

National Geographic announced a search for innovative solutions to three global problems, including global health problems.  The application said “Tell us about the problem you are inspired to solve.”  Here’s what I said: Children with mental illness symptoms need practice using new, mature problem-solving strategies and tactics.  Seeing a counselor once or twice a week in their office will never be enough practice for the … Continue reading My Entry in the National Geographic “Chasing Genius” Contest

Let’s Tell the Truth: PH95 is Not a “Loophole”

Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Category PH95 was created by an act of the PA legislature in the late 1980s. Just like the legislatures in thirty-two other states, Pennsylvania’s elected representatives decided that the 14th Amendment, the one that established the right to “equal protection under the law”, applies to children with disabilities, regardless of their parents’ incomes. That some self-proclaimed advocates, especially those touting “decades” of … Continue reading Let’s Tell the Truth: PH95 is Not a “Loophole”

I’ve Been Invited to The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) Conference in June

The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) has invited me to participate in their conference in Pittsburgh, PA from June 15-17.  I participated in a conference call with the founder of the organization, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler on March 30th.  The Pittsburgh conference in June will bring medical doctors and other scientists together for what promises to be a groundbreaking event that will lead to … Continue reading I’ve Been Invited to The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) Conference in June

Supreme Court Rules in Landmark Case with Implications for In-School Treatment Providers

The February 2017, Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Supreme Court ruling appears to indicate that if a child is prescribed a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Service (TSS, MT or BSC in Pennsylvania) by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts in any State which is funded by the EPSDT mandate of the Medicaid Act, then the parents of that child can bring a suit in Federal court, … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules in Landmark Case with Implications for In-School Treatment Providers

Understand How EPSDT Funds Mental Health Treatment for Children in 5 Minutes

Understand EPSDT funding to help children with behavior challenges, in less than 5 minutes, here. Pass it on! Steve My apologies when WordPress inserts advertising in my posts.  I am not endorsing, selling or promoting any of the products in the ads that WordPress inserts in my posts. Continue reading Understand How EPSDT Funds Mental Health Treatment for Children in 5 Minutes

A Necessary Addition to the New BHRS: IBHS Regulations

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), chartered by the US Congress more than 150 years ago to advise Congress on matters of science, published the results of an exhaustive study of the behavioral treatment needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms in 2001. In that study, they revealed that children who didn’t receive at least twenty-five hours of year-round “intensive, individualized treatment” did not … Continue reading A Necessary Addition to the New BHRS: IBHS Regulations