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Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Rose 5.6% From July 2019 To July 2020

Between July 2019 and July 2020, enrollment in Medicaid and state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) increased by about 5.6%, …

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85% Of Primary Care Clinicians Report Patients’ Mental Health Decreased; 31% Report Rise In Addictions

Nearly a third of primary care clinicians (31%) have seen a rise in health care consumers with addiction, based on …

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Counties With Greater Social Vulnerability More Likely To Become COVID-19 Hotspots

U.S. counties with greater social vulnerability were more likely to become areas with rapidly increasing incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 …

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Social Determinants: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There is much talk—and many pilot programs—about bridging the gap between health care and social services. The data is clear—80% …

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Managing The A To “Z” Of Health, You May Be More Ready Than You Think

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From 2000 Through 2018, Rural Suicide Rates Were Higher Than Urban Suicide Rates

From 2000 through 2018, rural suicide rates were higher than urban suicide rates. In rural areas, suicide rates rose by …

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Poverty, Incarceration & Unemployment Increase Risks Of COVID-19 Death

Socioeconomic vulnerability, such as poverty, incarceration, or unemployment, increases the risk of dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Socioeconomic vulnerability” …

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Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act Signed To Strengthen Suicide Prevention

On October 17, 2020, United States Senate Bill 785, the federal Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, was …

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62% Of U.S. Physicians Report Pay Cuts Due To COVID-19

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Adults With Disabilities Experience Frequent Mental Distress 4.6 Times As Often As Adults Without Disabilities

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Unpaid Family Caregivers Are 26% More Likely To Have Conditions That Result In Poorer Health

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Focusing On The Non-Health Factors Of Health

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More Than One Third Of Older Adults Will Struggle With Video-Call Telehealth Visits

Two separate studies corroborate that over a third of older adults will struggle with telehealth visits if they require the …

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Federal Judge Strikes Down DOL Restrictions On Which Workers Can Access The Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave Program

On August 2, 2020, a federal judge struck down Department of Labor (DOL) restrictions on whether health care employees are …

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Nearly 41% Of Americans Experiencing Mental Health Symptoms During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Housing = Health: The Five Levers

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78% Of Psychiatrists Had Symptoms Of Burnout In 2018

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Innovation In A Crisis

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An Estimated 1.64 Million U.S. Non-Profit Workers Lost Jobs Due To COVID-19

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Meditation App Headspace Adds $48 Million In Funding

Headspace Inc. has added another nearly $48 million to its offerings during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. …

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CDPHP, Valera Health Expand Tele-Mental Health Services To Support Members In Need

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Starbucks Begins Mental Health Training

In its latest move to address mental health in the workplace, Starbucks is making mental health training available for all …

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For Crisis Recovery, The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

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US Pharmacists Can Now Test For Coronavirus – They Could Do More If Government Allowed It

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Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic

The following is a summary of Moses, Danielle and Lucido, Antonio; Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic, Missouri Society …

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29% Of Americans Delay Or Avoid Medical Care Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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Equity Funding For Mental Health Startups Reached $576 Million In The First Quarter Of 2020, Number Of Investments Grew 19% Over Previous Quarter

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Google, Facebook & Twitter Partner To Expand Access To Online Addictions Treatment & Recovery Resources During COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, a new online addiction treatment platform, Tech Together, was launched. The platform is a partnership between …

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Virginia DOC To Release More Inmates As COVID-19 Cases Rise In State Prisons

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder

Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is …

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9% Of Long-Term Care Residents Receive Less Medication Than Needed Due To Inadequate Prescription Coverage

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Nearly Two-Thirds Of Employees Worldwide Report High Levels Of Stress Due To COVID-19

About 65.9% of employees surveyed in Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States said …

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National COVID-19 Death Statistics Show Racial Impact Disparity

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Pharmacists Authorized To Test For COVID-19

New Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) guidelines, announced April 8, 2020, authorize licensed pharmacists to order and administer …

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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

PsychU has invited Dr. Gaurava Agarwal to share his expertise about how individuals can fight the sense of isolation and …

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Substance Use Disorder Amid Pandemic

“Ninety meetings in 90 days”: This is one mantra repeated to and by many individuals early in recovery from substance …

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CDC Issues Interim Workplace Safety Practices For Critical Infrastructure Workers Exposed To COVID-19

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

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Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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14.6% Of Adult Emergency Department Visitors In 2016-2017 Were Prescribed Opioids At Discharge

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Colorado Proposes Bill To Reimburse Behavioral Health Peer Support Professionals

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Cigna Reports Combined Medical, Pharmacy & Behavioral Benefits Reduces Annual Costs By More Than $207 Per Covered Life

Cigna reports its commercial members with integrated medical, pharmacy, and behavioral benefits had annual medical costs of averaging $207 less …

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Mental Health America: Bell Seal For Workplace Mental Health

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Under Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirements, About 15% Of Non-Exempt Beneficiaries Would Fail To Meet Criteria

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CVS Health Launches New Initiative Focused On Chronic Kidney Disease

On April 30, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced the Phase 1 start of a new kidney care initiative focused on …

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28 Health Systems Participating In Medicaid Behavioral Health Transformation Project

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Lyft Launches Nationwide Low-Income Grocery Program

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Webinar Summary: Meeting The Challenges In Caring For Patients With Schizophrenia: Roles Of The Pharmacist

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary: Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary: NCQA© HEDIS® Measures & Mental Health: The Current Landscape & Future Developments

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Adaptable Standardization—In Service Of Mission?

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Six Policy Domains Identified To Assure Equity In Value-Based Payment Arrangements For Underserved Populations

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9.3% Of Older Adults Were Below The Poverty Level In 2016

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Fulfill The Mission, Sustain The Margin

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Federal Funding Bill Includes Mental Health Service Funding For Veterans With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges

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Medication Management Issues Costs $528 Billion Annually

In 2016, illness or death due to non-optimized medication use, adverse medication interactions, and less than optimal consumer adherence with …

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Virtual Forum Summary: Improving Healthcare For Mental Health Patients: Is Collaborative Care The Answer?

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Virtual Forum Summary: Exploring Nonpharmacological Anti-inflammatory Strategies In Mental Health: Connecting Science To Clinical Practice

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52% Of Americans Prescribed Abuse-Prone Medications May Be Misusing Them

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Virtual Forum Summary: Considerations in Managing Major Depressive Disorder In Patients With Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

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Health Care Disparities Common For Ohio Adults With Developmental Disabilities

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Virtual Forum Summary: Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

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Virtual Forum Summary: Dealing With Stigma in Mental Health: Are We Making Progress?

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Federal Opioid Commission Recommends Ending Medicaid IMD Exclusion For Addiction Treatment

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Virtual Forum Summary: Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

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Michigan’s Genesee Health System Contracts With Genoa For In-Home Medication Management Services

On July 1, 2017, the Genesee Health System (GHS) in Michigan launched a contract with Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, …

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Virtual Forum Summary: Impending Signs of Psychosis: Focus on Caregiver & Patient Engagement

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Virtual Forum Summary: Meeting The Challenges In Caring For Patients With Schizophrenia: Roles Of The Pharmacist

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Virtual Forum Summary: Impending Signs Of Psychosis: Focus On Caregiver & Patient Engagement

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Virtual Forum Summary: Engaged Practice: Methods For Managing The Complexity Of Bipolar Disorder & Related Conditions

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Virtual Forum Summary: Identifying Populations For Care Coordination Interventions: The Health Plan Perspective

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62% Of Military Discharged For Misconduct Were Diagnosed With Mental Illness Or Traumatic Brain Injury

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Health Transformation Alliance Launches Health Purchasing Initiative For Self-Insured Companies

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Rethinking Your Strategic Competitive Landscape

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New Opportunities In The Shifting Medicaid Carve-Out Market

The Medicaid carve-out market is shifting. Last month, a Michigan House appropriations panel approved two new financing pilot models to …

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Flinn Foundation Issues Request For Proposals Regarding Evidence-Based Mental & Behavioral Health Programs

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Illinois Senate Approves $15 Hourly Wage For Developmental Disability Direct Support Care Professionals

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ACO Care Management Program Reduced Hospitalization By 8% & Medicare Spending By 6%

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The Challenges To Voluntary ‘Collaboration’ Between County Corrections & Mental Health Programs

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Iowa Law Establishes Health Plan Step-Therapy Override; Medicaid Exempted

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First-Ever Guideline For Recognizing & Managing Depression With Mixed Features Released

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Mississippi DMH Budget Caps Spending For ID/DD Home- & Community-Based Waiver

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How Can Payment Reform Affect Behavioral Health Integration In Primary Care?

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Michigan Legislative Panel Approves Financing Models For Integrated Care Pilot Projects

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Gender Ratio For Autism Is Lower Than Thought, At 3 Males For 1 Female

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Depression More Prevalent Among Youth With Physical Illness

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Maryland Remote Monitoring Pilots Report Reducing Hospital & Emergency Department Use

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Pharmacist-Physician Linkages Needed To Improve Chronic Condition Care

Partnerships between physicians and community-based pharmacists are needed to create community-clinical linkages to improve care for consumers with chronic health …

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Medicare Rural Telemedicine Mental Health Visits Increased 45% Annually Between 2004 & 2014

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Hot Spotting, Medical Neighborhoods & New Business Opportunities

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Rates & Predictors Of Remission, Recurrence & Conversion To Bipolar Disorder After the First Lifetime Episode Of Depression – A Prospective 5-Year Follow-Up Study

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Virtual Forum Summary: Bridging The Gap Between Primary Care & Psychiatry In The Treatment Of MDD: A Discussion Among Nurses

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Virtual Forum Summary: Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry

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Virtual Forum Summary: Bridging The Gap Between Primary Care & Psychiatry In The Treatment Of MDD: A Discussion Among Nurses

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Virtual Forum Summary: The MACRA Quality Payment Program: What Behavioral Health Care Professionals Should Know

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Virtual Forum Summary: The MACRA Quality Payment Program: What Behavioral Health Care Professionals Should Know

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Virtual Forum Summary: Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

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Virtual Forum Summary: Is Zero A Must? The Impact Of Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder

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Virtual Forum Summary: Recovery In The Community: Can We Do Better?

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Virtual Forum Summary: Paying For Value In Mental Health Services: Perspectives From The Field

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Virtual Forum Summary: Managing & Financing Specialty Health Plans For The Serious Mental Illness Population

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Virtual Forum Summary: Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From A Primary Care Physician & A Psychiatrist

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Virtual Forum Summary: Telepsychiatry: Enhancing Access To Mental Health Care

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Virtual Forum Summary: Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

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Virtual Forum Summary: The Impact Of Integrated Health Homes On Mental Health Service Delivery

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Virtual Forum Summary: Suboptimal Response in Psychotic & Mood Disorders: Causes, Consequences, & Management Strategies

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Virtual Forum Summary: Understanding & Addressing Medication Adherence In Psychiatry

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Virtual Forum Summary: NCQA© HEDIS® Measures & Mental Health: The Current Landscape & Future Developments

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this virtual forum, which is available on PsychU for all …

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Virtual Forum Summary: The Importance Of Social Determinants Of Population Health

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Virtual Forum Summary: Patient Engagement In Mental Health: Strategies To Improve Care

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Virtual Forum Summary: Achieving The Triple Aim Through Innovations In Care Management: Improving The Value Of Care In Mental Health

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Virtual Forum Summary: Achieving The Triple Aim Through Innovations In Care Management: Improving The Value Of Care In Mental Health

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Washington Medicaid Expanding Fully Integrated Model To North Central Counties In January 2018

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New Conditions Of Participation For Home Health Require Integrated Communication & Care Coordination

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Understanding Consumer Pharmacy Benefits Is Key To Integrated Care Success

The ability to coordinate care for the whole person is now a basic premise for a wide range of new …

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CMS To Harmonize Medicaid Personal Care Services Requirements Across Programs

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CMS Announces Two New ACO Models

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What Are Employers Looking For In Health Plans Affiliating With Patient-Centered Medical Homes?

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Preferred Behavioral Health Of New Jersey Partners With Oaks Integrated Care To Expand Services

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Hospital Readmission Risk Due To Socioeconomic Factors Varies By Condition

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Massachusetts Medicaid Waiver Approved: State To Begin Transforming Integrated, Value-Based Care

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Primary Care Intervention To Address Families’ Social Needs Improves Children’s Health

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Access To Mental Health Care Increased Between 2004 & 2012

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Mental Health Diagnoses & Treatment Rates Vary Significantly With Race & Ethnicity

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Moving Toward Integrated Behavioral Intervention For Treating Multimorbidity Among Chronic Pain, Depression, & Substance Use Disorders In Primary Care

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Dealing With Inadequate Response: A Rational Approach

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Pharmacist Involvement In Outpatient Medication Therapy Management Interventions Reduced Adverse Drug Events

Outpatient-based medication therapy management (MTM) interventions delivered by community pharmacists reduced adverse drug events among Medicare beneficiaries compared to beneficiaries …

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