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To successfully deliver whole-person care, providers and healthcare teams need resources to address a patient’s mental health and health-related social needs. The social determinants of health, including factors such as socioeconomic status, education, employment, and social network, can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical and mental health.
Post date: April 26, 2018
Milliman recently published Potential Economic Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare: Updated Projections for 2017 [PDF, 519 KB]. This analysis strengthens the evidence base for integrated care by projecting the potential healthcare cost savings of successful, effective integrated medical and behavioral healthcare programs.
Post date: April 26, 2018
Research has demonstrated that the Collaborative Care model is an effective approach to treating depression. Researchers continue to examine the impact of this model on different diagnoses, target populations, and care settings. For example, a study in Psychiatric Services explored the effectiveness of collaborative care in primary care for adolescents with depression. It found depression remission rates and... Read more about "New Research Findings on Collaborative Care"
Post date: April 26, 2018
The following items highlight important news and publications about opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT): 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

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