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U.S. Mental Healthcare in the Spotlight: Can John Oliver Move the Needle?

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

It Feels Good to Get a Win

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, […]

Proposed 2023 CMS Medicare Payment Changes May Advance Integrated Care

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 […]

Back to the Future: How Integrated Care Fits with Hippocratic Medicine

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

Medicare Mental Health Workforce: Adding LMFTs and LMHCs

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

The Current State of Integrated Care

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 […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work. CFHA members get full-text access to the journal as part of their membership.

Binge-Worthy TV (if you are an integrated care nerd)

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