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Developing Case Rates? Better Find Your ‘Single Source Of Truth’ Knowing how to develop bundled payments and case rates is an executive team skill set that will become more important as value-based reimbursement models mature. While the majority of VBR contracts remain in fee-for-service models with a bonus or penalty, the use of case rate reimbursement is on the rise, and this brings a new […] Read More
April to November 2018 Results of GPD / Meridian Co-Responder Team In April of 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian Behavior Healthcare Inc. teamed up to form the city’s first mental health co-responder team. The team is made up of a full time police officer, Shelly Postle, and a mental health clinician, Makenzie Boyer, who respond to calls for service suspected of having an involvement […] Read More
Meridian to Form Mobile Response Teams Program Designed to Serve Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Fact: Meridian’s Four Teams will Cover 11 Counties and a Population Totaling ~280K             In partnership with law enforcement, local school districts, Alachua County Crisis Center, and other key stakeholders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will form four quality-staffed Mobile Response Teams (MRTs) within Meridian’s established 11-county […] Read More
Motorcycle in front of Meridian table Charity Poker Run is Winning Hand Bikers Ride 77 Miles for Mental Health Fact: 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health illness. On Saturday, January 19th, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., along with several sponsors and supporters, kicked off their inaugural “Ride for Meridian” – a charity poker run that included five stops, covering 77 miles through Gainesville, Trenton, […] Read More
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Holds Annual Awards Ceremony Notable Community Leaders Recognized for Achievements           Last night, at Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall, before an audience of 120, which included many of North Central Florida’s notable community leaders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare held its annual awards ceremony, honoring the achievements of community partners and its staff in promoting and providing […] Read More
Meridian Partners with Upscale Pizza Chain to Promote Mental Health Awareness Read on for the “Not-So-Secret” Ingredient to Wellness!            On November 5th, Meridian partnered with Midici’s newly opened Celebration Pointe location to cook up the recipe for wellness, raising just over $1500 for mental health awareness through meal and drink sales and a special raffle, all while treating patrons to live […] Read More
Retinking the Way We Work: In this day and age, working adults are expected to work harder and longer. Most run as fast and as long as they can to meet demands, but can rarely catch up to the workload, or reach the ‘finish line’. How does this affect our overall wellness? “The ethic of more, bigger, faster generates value […] Read More
Meridian to Exponentially Enhance and Expand Lifesaving Program Mental Health First Aid – CPR for the Mind   Fact: ~43.8M American adults experience mental illness in a given year, while only ~475K American adults experience heart-related issues requiring CPR in a given year. Utilizing a federal grant, which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designated specifically for the purpose of Mental Health […] Read More
The Power of Thought: Imagine sitting in five o’clock traffic on your way home from work, slowly inching forward every few minutes. You think to yourself, “I’ve already had a bad day at work. Now it’s going to take forty-five minutes just to get home!” How are you feeling? Angry? Annoyed? Traffic begins to let up, then someone cuts […] Read More
Temporary disruption of normal operations at some Meridian locations due to Hurricane Michael on 10.10.18 Some Meridian offices will temporarily cease normal operations due to Hurricane Michael. The Chiefland, Cross City, Jasper, Live Oak, Mayo, and Trenton locations will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th. This decision was made in consideration of the safety of all clients and employees as there is a high probability of sustained winds greater than 39 miles […] Read More

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