3 minute read. Original post available here Hi everyone! As you can tell from the title of this post, today in the CFHA blog we are going to take on the age-old question “Which discipline creates the best BHC?” I hope that it highlights the strengths our varied disciplines bring to integrated care! I asked […]
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3 minute read. Original post available here Returning to the PCBH (Primary Care Behavioral Health) world after a week off is always an exciting, yet frightening experience. My mind always worries when returning to clinical work. “Will I still be able to do this?” “Do I still got what it takes?” And, then, all that doubt […]
5 minute read Once upon a time, I was a behavioral medicine director at a family medicine clinic in North Carolina. Part of my job was to monitor the patient waiting list. We had normal delays like confirmation of benefits and no appointment slots. My goal was to schedule new patient appointments within 1-2 weeks […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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