3 minute read The recent episode on Last Week Tonight puts the failing U.S. Mental Healthcare system in the spotlight. It is a great and timely episode. You should stop reading my pedantic post and watch it now. OK, now that you’re back, let’s recap the episode and discuss what it could mean for the […]
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3 minute read. Original post available here As I was talking with one of our medical assistants (MA) after a visit she helped interpret for, we both agreed, “its good to get a win.” One of my favorite parts about spring is the intentionality that graduation and orientation season brings to reflect on the past year, […]
Several changes proposed in the 2023 CMS Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B policies may help to advance integrated care. The proposed changes include a new General BHI service code for use when behavioral health is the focal point of care and allowing previously excluded behavioral health professionals to provide services to Medicare patients. The […]
3 minute read The history of medicine is a massive and fascinating subject. It shows that, over time, the goals and locations of doctors have changed. From the bedside to the library and from the hospital to the laboratory, doctors have sought out the innovation and evidence that compose our healthcare system today. In the […]
In January 2021, Representative Mike Thompson introduced the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 432) that, among other things, would authorize Medicare payment for covered mental health and substance use services provided by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHC. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on […]
Two recent reports provide insight into the state of integrated care. Here we summarize their findings so you don’t have to do all the reading! The Year 4 evaluation of the CMS alternative payment model, CPC+, describes the outcomes of integrated behavioral health in the demonstration project and notes challenges to sustainability. The Graham Center report […]
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SLP Panel: Training in Integrated Primary Care as Bilingual Behavioral Health Students/TraineesWednesday, June 29th, 2022
The Serving Latinx Populations group was joined by a panel of psychology students to talk about their training experiences in integrated primary care settings as bilingual speakers. They discussed their approaches to access, their roles, language and providing services to the Latinx population.
Community Conversation: The Present and Future of Behavioral Science Faculty In ResidenciesWednesday, June 15th, 2022
Behavioral science faculty in residency training programs have faced shifts in their roles in the last 20 years as a result of a variety of forces impacting residency programs, including the advent of integrated care. What does it mean to work as a behaviorist in your department? Is your work valued or understood? Are you being asked to implement integrated care alongside all of your existing responsibilities? If these are questions you have been asking yourself then this Community Conversation is for you. Come ready to share and discuss how the intersection of integrated care and resident training can be an important and powerful force for positive change in the world of healthcare and in your professional career.
With Hernan Barenboim, PhD, LMFT and Neftali Serrano, PsyD
2022 Conference PromoCFHA CEO, Neftali Serrano, explains why you should join CFHA in Boise, ID for this year's annual conference.
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