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Kaiser Integrated Behavioral
Health Services (IBHS)

The Integrated Behavioral Health Services Chapter of NUHW includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, chemical dependency counselors, and other mental health professionals at Kaiser hospitals and clinics throughout Northern California. IBHS voted to join NUHW in 2010.

Organizers:

Sam McEwen Page
(707) 601-1886
spage@nuhw.org

NUHW Kaiser Division Director:

Greg Tegenkamp
(415) 640-0648
gtegenkamp@nuhw.org

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Kaiser Integrated Behavioral Health Services LATEST NEWS

Congratulations to NUHW’s new Executive Board

POSTED ON March 12th, 2012

NUHW Executive Board joined by Gary Allen, General Vice President, IAMNUHW Board Members Sal Rosselli, PresidentJohn Borsos, Secretary-Treasurer Vice Presidents LaNeta Fitzhugh, Kaiser LAMCMichael Beshears, Kaiser LAMCDanilo Mendoza, Kaiser LAMCEloise Reese-Burns, CottonwoodHelen … keep reading >

Sacramento Business Journal: Kaiser ordered to stop denying access to some therapies

POSTED ON March 1st, 2012

Kathy Robertson, Senior Staff Writer – Sacramento Business Journal
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:43am PST

State regulators have ordered Kaiser Permanente to stop denying members access to physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

The cease-and-desist order — issued Monday by the California Department of Managed Health Care — follows member complaints that Kaiser denies coverage for these services for non-physical conditions such as developmental delays, stuttering and autism without determining medical necessity.

“Kaiser Health Plan’s policy to deny physical, occupational and speech therapy services for non-physical conditions is not permitted under the Knox-Keene Act,” Anthony Manzanetti, DMHC’s chief of enforcement, said in a news release. “The DMHC is taking this action to ensure Kaiser follows the law.”

The DMHC action was applauded Tuesday by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which represents more than 2,200 psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapist and other mental health clinicians in California.

The union — which is in the midst of contentious contract negotiations with Kaiser — released a report in November that blasts Kaiser for denying patient care for certain mental health conditions.

“DMHC’s action reinforces what we’ve been saying for months about Kaiser’s failure to provide its patients with timely and appropriate mental health services,” Clem Papazian, a licensed clinical social worker who works for Kaiser in Oakland, said in a statement.

In These Times: Our Kaiser Strike

POSTED ON February 7th, 2012

Weekly Workers’ Roundup: Bay Area Nurses Walk Out, Puget Sound Truck Drivers Protest

by: Patrick Glennon, Working In These Times

Press coverage of our Jan 31 Kaiser Strike

POSTED ON February 1st, 2012

ABC Sacramento San Jose Mercury News (Photo Essay)   ABC Fresno keep reading >

NUHW workers picket Kaiser President Bernard Tyson in San Francisco

POSTED ON January 27th, 2012

Chanting “Kaiser profits THRIVING—Worker Benefits DIVING!” more than 50 workers picketed Kaiser President Bernard Tyson outside Embarcadaro Plaza in San Francisco last night.  Read more about the workers’ protest … keep reading >