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The following items highlight important news and publications about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and opioid use disorder (OUD): Department of Health and Human Services News and Publications
Post date: January 11, 2018
The following items highlight important news and publications about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and opioid use disorder (OUD): Department of Health and Human Services News and Publications
Post date: January 11, 2018
Post date: January 11, 2018
In recent years, rural America has seen significant changes in the social and cultural dynamics of local communities. The decline in well-paid jobs in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors has led to higher rates of poverty in rural areas. These communities have experienced shifting demographics as many young adults have left to look for better opportunities elsewhere. At the same time, there has been an increase in immigrant and minority populations in these areas, making them more... Read more about "Mental Health Disparities and Social Change in Rural America"
Post date: April 19, 2017
Recovery-oriented care is an important part of behavioral health services, including those delivered in an integrated setting. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) definition of recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.”
Post date: April 19, 2017
Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., has issued the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health called Facing Addiction in America. This report reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.
Post date: March 24, 2017
The Doctor Payment Rule has been proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change the Physician Fee Schedule and improve the way Medicare pays for primary care. The changes focus on care management and behavioral health, and are designed to underscore the importance of services primary care providers and other providers offer to patients with multiple chronic conditions, mental and behavioral health issues, as well as cognitive impairment or mobility-related... Read more about "Medicare Proposes Improvements to Paying for Care Coordination, Primary Care, and Mental Health: Doctor Payment Rule"
Post date: July 22, 2016
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), integrated care “has been shown to improve patient outcomes, save money, and reduce stigma related to mental health.” Research over the past three decades has identified the Collaborative Care Model as being particularly effective in providing integrated care across different primary care settings. Recently, several publications and activities have highlighted the Collaborative Care Model and its successes. See these items and... Read more about "Increasing Evidence for Collaborative Care"
Post date: July 22, 2016
The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) will hold its 18th Annual Conference October 13-15, 2016 at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. The AHRQ Academy’s new Playbook will be featured in “Experiences Using the AHRQ Academy Playbook" a web-based guide to integrate behavioral health in primary or other ambulatory care settings”. This presentation is currently scheduled on 10/15/2016 as session number H7.   Read more about "Academy Playbook at CFHA"
Post date: July 22, 2016
The Federal Government is implementing major initiatives to address the growing opioid abuse problem. Recent actions include:
Post date: June 07, 2016

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