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Perspectives On International Guidelines for Depression: Follow-Up Question & Answer Discussion With Dr. Sagar Parikh

In April, PsychU brought you our first global panel event focusing on perspectives surrounding international depression guidelines.  As a follow-up …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Dr. Mojgan Makki

In this presentation, Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the more common psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) started Mental Health Month in 1949 to communicate the importance of mental health to overall health. MHA …

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Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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Value-Added Pharmacist-Run Programs In Hospitals

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP addresses value-added pharmacist-run programs in hospitals including creating specific, measurable, attainable, …

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Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener

Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP …

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month was founded in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to forward these three …

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms In Alzheimer’s Disease: A Focus On Agitation

This webinar archive is a discussion on neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on agitation. Drs. Jeffrey Cummings, …

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Quality Assurance Initiatives In Psychiatric Pharmacy

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP and Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP address administrative, regulatory, and clinical …

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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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New Roles For A Pharmacist Near You

We are 13 weeks into the pandemic crisis. For executives of health and human service organizations, the question is how …

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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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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

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Use Of Telemedicine & Technology In The Treatment Of Mental Health During The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the use of telemedicine to adapt to new social distancing guidelines. Transitioning to digital health …

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Nurses’ Role In Behavioral Health During The Crisis Of COVID-19

Anxiety, fear, and trauma can be rampant during times of natural disaster. Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, interviews Tony Amberg to …

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Digital Assessments & Interventions For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Digital Tools For Mental Health

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Telepsychiatry: Implementation & Best Practices

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Making Sense Of Uncertainty: A Discussion With New York City Metro Area Clinicians & A Peer Specialist On The Impact of COVID-19 On Psychiatry From The U.S. Epicenter

New York State is at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with more confirmed cases than …

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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World Bipolar Day 2020

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Adherence & The Role For New Technologies

Nonadherence to medication is a serious problem in mental health care. In this webinar, Dawn Velligan, PhD, and Craig Chepke, …

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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The CHOICE–D Patient & Family Guide To Depression Treatment

The information in this guide is drawn from The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines …

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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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Optimizing Clinical & Mental Health Provider Performance

Mental health providers may detect a small portion of their patients who experience increased symptom severity.1 Implementing symptom-rating scales to …

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Leveraging Digital Technology For Better Mental Health Care

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The reasons are many …

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Primary Care Trends In Behavioral Health

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Key Findings From The 2019 PsychU National Forum: Future Of Technology & Mental Health

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How Do Bipolar Disorder Type I & Type II Differ?

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FCC Unanimously Approves ‘988’ As National Suicide Prevention Hotline

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved “988” as the official phone number for suicide …

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

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Innovations In Mental Health Service Delivery & Implications For Providers

New technologies, changing reimbursements, and corporate consolidations are amongst the many drivers evolving the health care landscape.1 During this webinar …

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) “I’m Here” Initiative

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Depression Affects One-Third Of People With Lung Cancer

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Stigma & Mental Health Awareness Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions concerning …

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Daily Cannabis Use Results In 50% Lower Odds Of Using Illicit Opioids Among Those With Chronic Pain

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with Chronic Kidney …

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Crossing The Social Determinants Divide

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Substance Use Disorder Raises Risk Of Death After Valve Surgery For Heart Infection

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Unsheltered Homeless Far More Likely To Report Significant Health Concerns Than Sheltered Homeless

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Individuals With Diabetes & Behavioral Health Disorders Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Medical Complications

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Technology & Mental Health: Defining The Current Landscape

In 2018, approximately 43% of patients with mental illness received clinical treatment.1 Technological advances in mental health are expanding access …

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Why Guidelines Matter

OPEN MINDS last survey of health plans found a marked increase in the reported required use of professional guidelines – …

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Psychiatric Medication Group Best Practice For Pharmacists

This podcast highlights pharmacist-run medication group sessions for patients with mental illness. Drs. Melissa Mitchell and Andrew Williams share their …

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The most-used tool in health care for improving performance is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®). HEDIS® asks how …

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The Impact Of Opioid Use Disorders & The National Response

The opioid crisis in the U.S. has been well documented over the past several years. Sections of the country have …

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

We invite you to listen to our interview with James McCreath, Ph.D., LCSW, VP of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at …

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Mental Health America (MHA)

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), sits down with PsychU to discuss the history and purpose …

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Communicating With Loved Ones Living With Serious Mental Illness: A Caregiver Perspective

At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue.1 Caregivers have identified …

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Addressing Social Determinants: Impacting Health & Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine (SDoH Series Part 1)

Social determinants of health (SDoH) – like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access …

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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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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder DBSA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a non-profit organization providing support groups for people or families with depression …

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Mental Health America Minority Mental Health Month 2019 Toolkit

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VA Expands Private Provider Options For Veterans Under MISSION Act

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Implementing Measurement-Based Care—From Idea To Action

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How To Give An Intramuscular Injection

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Using Holistic Strategies To Improve Outcomes In Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are highly prevalent and a leading cause of disability in patients worldwide. Approved pharmacologic treatments are not adequate …

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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Speaking Out About Self-Disclosure & Stigma: An Interview With Caroline Harris, BS, MSW(c)

Individuals living with mental health diagnoses are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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The Neurobiology Of Endocannabinoids

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The Big Target For Specialty Provider Organizations—The Cost Of Comorbid Chronic Disease

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The Neurobiology Of Opioids

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With The American Association Of Suicidology

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How VBR Prioritizes Primary Care As The ‘Center’ Of Integration

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Resources & Provider Strategies To Address The U.S. Opioid Crisis

Where can clinicians find resources about opioid use disorder and evidence-based practices for opioid prescribing? What role can a primary …

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Introduction To Opioid Use Disorder

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The Continuing Challenge Of Stigma In Mental Health: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder, Vice President, Communications, Programs, & Chapter Relations at DBSA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. Hear from Kevin Einbinder …

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Mental Health Awareness With Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO, MHA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. We sat down with …

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Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Suicide & Stigma

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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, …

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National & State Behavioral Health Systems: Changes On The Horizon

Over the past two years, legislative changes have had a significant impact on the behavioral health industry landscape, particularly in …

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Is It Suicide Risk Or Risk Of Psychiatric Illness? Re-Examining The Nature Of Sex-Specific Suicide Risk Factors

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State Of The Science 2019: Where Are We With Depression Care In The United States?

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Benefits & Challenges Of Smartphone Use In Mental Health

Pew Research Center statistics indicate that 95% of Americans now own some type of cellphone, and that 77% are smartphones.1 …

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Co-Occurring SUD: Prevalence & Treatment Among Our Community’s Patient Population

In April 2019 we asked the PsychU Community about their experience of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) within their patient …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Behavioral Health Response Immediately Following A Mass Shooting (Part 8 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the behavioral health services immediately provided following the mass shooting which occurred on June …

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement …

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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die …

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Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ)

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Mock Interview

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Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)

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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: An Interview With David Swain, MBA

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 Toolkit

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Meet The Treatment Team: Peer Support Specialist

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Gender Differences In Depression

The prevalence of depressive disorders is higher in women than men. Why? Many factors are thought to contribute to the …

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A Long Road To Travel: Evidentiary Support For Digital Interventions During Tertiary Care

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Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

Why any given experience should induce one person to adapt, while another is edged toward a maladaptive stress response that …

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Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Mental illnesses are complex disorders which affect millions of adults in the United States. The burden of these conditions, as …

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) …

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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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Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

Shared decision making is a patient engagement strategy in health care. Through this process, patients and their providers can exchange …

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State Of The Union: A Critical Look At The Policy & Legislation Impacting U.S. Behavioral Health Care

Changes in delivery and reimbursement for mental health services were abundant in 2018, spurred by a combination of state and …

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Tackling Behavioral Health Provider Shortages: Health Plan Strategies From Access To Engagement

Given the growing demand and shrinking availability of clinical professionals – both psychiatrists and allied health providers such as social workers …

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Mental Health Considerations After A Natural Disaster: Clinical Pearls For Those In Nature’s Path (Emergency Relief Series Part 1)

Health care professionals play an important role in assessing patients and providing services and support after the occurrence of a …

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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

Individuals living with mental health conditions are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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Evolving Pharmacology Of Depression: Beyond The Monoamine Hypothesis

According to the World Health Organization, major depressive disorder (MDD) currently impacts 300 million individuals worldwide and is the leading …

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Can We Improve Functioning In Our Patients With Schizophrenia?

Clinicians are tasked daily with making informed decisions regarding patients. During this webinar, Greg Mattingly, MD, Medical Director at St. …

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Where Can I Find Help For My Mental Health Condition?

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Helping Patients Set Goals To Support Wellness: Goal-Setting Worksheet

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Language Normalization: A Resource For Providers

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Talking With Patients About Setting Goals To Support Wellness: A Resource For Providers

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Shared Decision Making – Helping Create A Strong Relationship Between Mental Health Providers & Patients: A Resource For Providers

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Goal Setting: A Resource For Consumers

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Goal-Setting Worksheet

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Daily Tracker

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Tips For Talking With Your Mental Health Service Provider

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Shared Decision Making: A Resource For Consumers

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Wellness Tracker

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FDA Issues Recommendations To Encourage Development Of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Medications

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Mortality Rates Among Boston Unsheltered Homeless Three Times Higher Than Sheltered Homeless

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L.A. Care Health Plan Commits Up To $31 Million To Recruit Primary Care Physicians

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Inadequate Health Insurance May Affect Perceived Health & Cause Mental Distress

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The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

Recent Center for Disease Control statistics indicate a 28% rise in suicide-related deaths between 1999-2016 in the United States. Suicide …

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Emergency Use 60% Higher Among Consumers With Schizophrenia & Not Taking Antipsychotics As Directed

North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with schizophrenia who failed to take antipsychotic medications as directed had 60% more emergency department …

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New York City Seeks To Create Safe Injection Sites

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The Three New Rules For Innovation

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An Update From NCQA©: Focusing On HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving …

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Introducing RASP: Relapse Assessment In Schizophrenia Patients

Nearly 3.4 million adults, or 1.1% of the U.S. population, have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.1,2 As a chronic, relapsing3 condition, those who …

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The Staffing Equation For Community-Based Services

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The Future Of EHR—Collaborate, Connect, Communicate

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Medicaid ACOs—4 Facts To Inform Your Strategy

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U.K. University Students Four Times More Likely To Seek Telephone-Based Mental Health Advice

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Hospital-At-Home Program Had Better Outcomes Than In-Hospital Care For Post-Acute Episodes

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Health Partners Plans Shows Positive Outcomes From “Food As Medicine’ Nutrition Program

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Nebraska Courts Prohibited From Denying Parental Custody Based On Disability

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Perspectives On The APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

In this interview, Dr. Leland shares his perspectives on the APhA practice guidance requirements for pharmacy-based MAS from the context …

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APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

This guidance document, developed in 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), covers key components of pharmacy-based medication administration services …

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Getting That Return On Your Tech Investment

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Is The Dual Eligible Market A Priority? Your Opportunity Depends On The State

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The Catch-22 Of Charity Care

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Behavioral Health Conditions Accounted For Nearly 5% Of Total 2014 Health Spending

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Over One-Third Of U.S. Adults Use Prescription Medications With Depression As A Possible Side Effect

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31% Of Medicare Distant Site Telehealth Services Claims Did Not Meet Medicare’s Telehealth Requirements

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Safety Net Spending Gains Since 1990 Have Gone To Families With Income Above The Poverty Level

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Shared Genetics Links Risk Of Depression, Chronic Pain, & Cardiovascular Disease

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Health Homes, Specialty Health Plans, CCBHCs. Oh My!

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Setting Up Your Telehealth Program For Consumer Experience

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Workforce Shortages As A Strategy Issue

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High Turnover, The Other Staffing Issue

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Early Intervention Services Have Superior Outcomes For Early-Phase Psychosis

People with early-phase psychosis who received a set of services considered “early intervention services” (EIS) had more symptom improvement, a …

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Opioids Caused 1 In 5 Deaths Among Young Adults In 2016

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Court Rejects Claim Of Improved Inmate Mental Health Care By Illinois Department Of Corrections

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The Medicare Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Reduced Emergency Department Use

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The Beginning Of The End Of Parity

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New England Metropolitan Areas Have Highest Proportion Of Mental Health Professionals

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One-Third Of Millennial Caregivers Care For Someone With A Mental/Emotional Health Issue

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Louisiana Agrees To Create Community-Based Mental Health Capacity To Reduce Nursing Home Use

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Of Physician Office Visits For Mental Health, 55% Were To Psychiatrists

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Tennessee Eliminates Depression & Anxiety From TennCare ‘Episode Of Care’ Program

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Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium Proposes Plan To Improve Addiction & Mental Health Services

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West Virginia DHHR To Launch Behavioral Health Court Diversion Program

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Ohio Medicaid Moving Community Mental Health & Addiction Treatment To Managed Care On July 1, 2018

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Neuromodulation Techniques: State Of The Science

Clinicians managing patients with behavioral health issues are presented with various diagnostic and treatment challenges, spanning the areas of neurobiology, …

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Getting Well & Staying Well: A Shared Patient & Provider Case Study

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Advocate’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychologist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from Julie Cerel, PhD, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Professor in the College of …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Ally’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) …

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VA Finalizes Telehealth Rule Allowing Health Care Professionals To Practice Across State Lines

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Finds Addiction-Focused Peer Support Program Reduces Readmissions

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The Stigma Of Addiction Treatment Medication

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North Carolina Medicaid To Launch Cognitive Rehabilitation TBI Pilot

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Resident Wellness: Institutional Trends Over 10 Years Since 2003

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Personal Perspectives On Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP

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Nurse Practitioners May Represent 27% Of The Family Practice Workforce By 2025

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New Hampshire Hospitals To Invest $50 Million To Support State-Funded Addiction Treatment Over 5 Years

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Increased Physician Employment By Hospitals Responsible For 4.3% Of Increased Medicare Costs Between 2012 & 2015

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EAP, Smoking Cessation & Health Risk Assessment Most Common Employer Digital Health Programs

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48 Attorneys General & DEA Agree To Share Prescription Drug Data

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Why Your Performance Reporting Should Include ‘Episodes Of Care’

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Getting More From Your EHR

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For Addiction Treatment, Medication & Beyond

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Introducing National Health Plan Survey Results: Strategies For Managing Complex Consumers

During this interview, Monica E. Oss, CEO at OPEN MINDS, speaks with Darryl Donlin, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS, to …

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The Missing Puzzle Piece In Suicide Prevention: An Interview With Danei Edelen

Danei Edelen is a marketing professional who has embraced mental health advocacy, most recently by establishing a new chapter of …

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Mental Health Awareness For Major Depressive Disorder: An Interview With Madhukar Trivedi, MD

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Avoiding Burnout: Learning To Live & Work Well In Health Care

Health care professionals involved in the care of patients with mental health issues, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and others, …

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Probability Of Death In Under-55 Adults Increased Over 10% In Five States

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75% Of Your Management Team Was Offered Another Job This Year

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The ACO ‘Savings Confusion’

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Telehealth Gains Popularity, Telehealth Budgets Don’t

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Revisiting Mental Health Awareness, Wellness, & Stigma: An Interview With Allen Doederlein

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14% Of Families Had Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Expenses Exceeding $2,500 In 2015

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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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Staff Is Your Biggest Investment & Your Greatest Asset – Unless They Burnout

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As Online Ratings Grow, Your Online Reputation Matters More

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Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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Combating Stigma For Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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2018 Appropriations Bill Has $3.6 Billion In Opioid-Related Provisions

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Opioid Prescriptions Lower In States With Legal Cannabis

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54% Of Consumers Comfortable With Digital Interface With Health Care Professionals

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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Recommends Eliminating The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

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Medicare Expands Coverage To Include Performance-Based Diabetes Prevention Program

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Cigna Cut Member Opioid Use By 25% In Two Years

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61.3% Of Medicare Physical Therapy Claims Failed To Meet Reimbursement Requirements

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Enhanced Care Coordination Key To Low Readmission Rates

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Allscripts Integrates Lyft Ride-Hailing Application Into EHR System

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Rate Of Uninsured Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Fell From 13.4% To 2.9% Following Medicaid Expansion

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New 2018 Accounting Standard Limits What Health Care Provider Organizations Can Report As ‘Bad Debt’

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Behavioral Health Evidence-Based Practices As Population Health Management Tools

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Can Uber & Lyft Answer The No-Show Problem?

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Opioid Addiction By The Numbers

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CMS Shifting Data Control To Consumers: Are You Ready To Share?

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The Gut-Brain Axis: An Interview With Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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Uber Launches Health Care Ride-Hailing Platform

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Task Shifting To Bend The Cost Curve

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It Gets Down To The Dollars

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Don’t Let The Big Disruptors Out Of Your Sight

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Medicaid PMPM Medical Spending Higher For Beneficiaries Without Social Supports

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Getting Ready For The Era Of Telehealth

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If There Are Enough Psychiatrists, Why Is Access Such A Problem?

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Moving EHR Investments From ‘Must Do’ To ‘Must Have’

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California Faces Major Shortage Of Behavioral Health Professionals

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Bipartisan Budget Act Included The CHRONIC Care Act, Expanding Medicare Telemedicine, Home Care, & Value-Based Care

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‘Person-Centered’ Health Care Records Take Center Stage

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Building A Workforce For Value-Based Reimbursement = Advice From Four Executives

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The Evolution Of Successful Value-Based Contracting

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Bend The Cost Curve? We Need Behaviorally-Led Health Systems

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Is Your EHR Up To The Challenge Of Value-Based Reimbursement?

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English Study Finds 9.8% Of English Adults With Four+ Chronic Conditions, Prevalence Projected To Double By 2035

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Monetary Incentives Increase PCP & Decrease Emergency Room Use

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40%+ Of Consumers Won’t Know You Without A Social Media

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Value-Based Reimbursement—The Numbers Are In

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Managing The Cost Of Services—Matters Now More Than Ever

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What’s The Window To Value-Based Care?

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Medicare ACO Program Savings Are Not Tied To Preventable Hospitalizations

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MRI Identifies Suicidality Successfully With 91% Accuracy

A machine-learning system used to spot differences in networks of brain activity was able to identify suicidal users 91% of …

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Medicare Penalizes Group Of 751 Hospitals For High Rates Of Hospital-Acquired Conditions

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Addressing Social Determinants—The Measurement Challenge

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Emergency Department Use Not Affected By Health Insurance Coverage

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Is ‘Financial Accreditation’ The Answer?

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‘Virtual Psychiatrist’ Telemedicine Decision Support System Effective In Diagnosing Mental Disorders

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California Stakeholders Endorse Standardized Performance Measures For Commercial ACOs

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SAMHSA Freezes NREPP Database Of Addiction & Mental Health Programs, Launches New Policy Lab

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Consumer-Directed Health Plans Have Little Effect On Curbing Spending On 26 ‘Low-Value’ Services

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Google Suspends Addiction Treatment Referral Ads Worldwide

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Planning For The Digital Reinvention Of Your Market

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What Are Health Homes Measuring?

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Is Loneliness The Overlooked Social Determinant?

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Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring …

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From Clinician To Manager—Rethinking Best Practice

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One-Third Of Physician Practices Failed To Report Performance Data In First Year Of Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Program

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New SAMSHA Rule Clarifies Data Sharing For Addiction Treatment

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Jumping The ‘Strategy-To-Execution Gap’?

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Preparing For Your ‘Augmented’ Workforce

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The Top News Stories Of 2017—A Preview Of 2018?

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Transforming Ideas To Innovative Gold

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Precision Medicine For Behavioral Health Care: An Interview With Bettina Eva Franz, MD, PhD

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Potential & Limitations Of Mobile Technology As A Tool For Mental Health Assessment

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Getting Past The Bumps In The Road To Value-Based Reimbursement

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2018 Medicare Fee Schedule Expands The Telehealth & Remote Monitoring Code Sets

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The Strategic Challenges On The Road To Value-Based Reimbursement

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Looking For A Tech Strategy? Try Consumer Engagement

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Humana Reports Lower Medicare Costs After Implementing Value-Based Payments For Physicians

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The Changing Face Of Opioid Addiction In 2017

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How Do We Automate Population Health Management?

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The Change Iceberg

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Association Between C-Reactive Protein (CRP) With Depression Symptom Severity & Specific Depressive Symptoms In Major Depression

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Burnout & Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative To The General US Population

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eCBT More Effective For Treating Depression & Anxiety Than Usual Care

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Virtual Interviewer Helps Veterans Disclose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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16 Health Insurers Endorse Standard Principles For Addiction Treatment

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Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment

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Your 21st Century Fund Development Toolkit

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Tools To Assess & Address Medication Adherence In Patients With Serious Mental Illness

Poor medication adherence presents a significant barrier to successful treatment and recovery in patients with serious mental illness and can …

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Washington State Advocacy Group Creates Advance Directive Regarding Oral Feeding For People With Progressive Dementia

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Over 10% Of People Who Survive Cancer Surgery Become Dependent On Opioids

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Do You Understand The Cost Of Value?

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What To Consider When Evaluating Or Recommending Technology For Use By Individuals With Mental Illness

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3 Steps To Leading A Digital Transformation In Your Organization

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Connecting The Dots—Sustainability & Tech Leverage

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The Impact Of Tech In The Future – & The Reality Of Tech In The Present

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Even ‘Change Management’ Is Changing

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Online CBT Effective For Insomnia & Psychosis

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Telehealth Billing – Easier Than You Think?

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Technology Solutions For Population Health Management: Behavioral Health For Better Plan Performance & Patient Health

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Innovation Isn’t Enough

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Is Your Staff ‘Performance Prepared’?

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Primary Care Doctors Spend More Than 50% Of Workday On Documenting In The EHR

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Women Who Experience Trauma Are At Higher Risk Of Developing Lupus

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The Cutting Edge Of Data Sharing For Population Health

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Tech Best Practice: Planning, Budgeting & Change Management

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Evidence For Genetic Heterogeneity Between Clinical Subtypes Of Bipolar Disorder

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Treating The Synapse In Major Psychiatric Disorders: The Role of Postsynaptic Density Network In Dopamine-Glutamate Interplay & Psychopharmacologic Drugs Molecular Actions

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An Analysis Of Two Genome-Wide Association Meta-Analyses Identifies A New Locus For Broad Depression Phenotype

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Predicting Relapse With Individual Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder: A Re-Analysis Of The STAR*D Data

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Altered Serum Levels Of TNF‐α, IL‐6, & IL‐18 In Depressive Disorder Patients

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Differential Diagnosis Of Major Depressive Disorder Or Bipolar Disorder In The Primary Care Setting

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The Zero Suicide Initiative: An Interview With Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that over 40,000 people die from suicide each year in …

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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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CRANIUM Cardiovascular Screening Intervention For People With SMI Costs Under $100 Per Person

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Opioid Misuse Among Adults 50 & Older Increased From 1.1% In 2002 To 2.0% In 2014

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Early Intervention In Schizophrenia: Targeting Metabolic Dysfunction

Increasingly, schizophrenia is considered a medical psychiatric disease. There is evidence that metabolic changes occur within the first episode of …

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U.S. Adult Suicide Attempts Rise Over Past Decade

Between 2004 and 2013, the percentage of adults in the United States who reported making a suicide attempt during the …

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New York State Adds Adult Care Centers, Schools, Child Care Programs & Day Care Centers As Telehealth Originating Sites

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San Francisco Launches New Database To Improve & Streamline Services For Homeless People

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Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS)

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Patient Health Questionnaire 15 (PHQ-15)

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Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, & Depressive Symptoms (PHQ-SADS)

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Federal Report Finds Significant Rental Housing Market Discrimination Against People With Developmental Disabilities Or Mental Illness

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Hazelden Betty Ford Institute Recommends Broader Policy Solutions To Opioid Addiction

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National Quality Forum Recommends Measuring Telehealth Quality In Four Areas Of Impact

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Between 2000 & 2015 U.S. Life Expectancy Rose, But At A Slower Rate Than Expected Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths

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New Jersey To Launch $30 Million Performance-Based Enhanced Care Management Program For Opioid Use Disorder

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Population Health Demands Managing By Exception – With Data

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Telehealth Is Remaking More Than Therapy

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Opioid Risk Tool© (ORT)

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)

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Mini-Cog™

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7)

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Mindfulness Interventions For Psychosis: A Systematic Review Of The Literature

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Anhedonia & Cognitive Function In Adults With MDD: Results From The International Mood Disorders Collaborative Project

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Biomarkers For Depression: Recent Insights, Current Challenges & Future Prospects

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Incidence Of Mental Health Diagnosis In Veterans Of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, & New Dawn, 2001-2014

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Can C-Reactive Protein Inform Antidepressant Medication Selection In Depressed Outpatients? Findings From The CO-MED Trial

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Stigma In Mental Health: Cultural Considerations In The Hispanic Community

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Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

The primary care setting is often the default for treatment of mood disorders, but primary care physicians can become overwhelmed …

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Q&A: Exploring Nonpharmacological Anti-Inflammatory Strategies In Mental Health: Connecting Science To Clinical Practice (Inflammation Series Part 2)

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

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

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Graduates Of Higher Ranked U.S. Medical Schools Wrote Fewer Opioid Prescriptions From 2006 To 2014 Than Graduates Of Lower Ranked Schools

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Your Data Security Deserves A Second Look

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Online Ratings Are All Wrong. Consumers Don’t Care

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Is Your Organization Data Reactive – Or Data Predictive?

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Nemours Child Psychiatry Consultation Model Supports Management In Primary Care

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Primary Care EHRs Missing Acute Psychiatric Treatment For People With Depression & Bipolar Disorder In 90% Of Records

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CVS Health To Add Four Additional Disease Management Programs, Including Depression

On August 8, 2017, CVS Health announced plans to expand the organization’s “Transform Diabetes Care” chronic disease management program to …

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Young People Living With A Chronic Illness Are Three Times More Likely To Attempt Suicide

Adolescents and young adults between ages 15 to 30 who are living with a chronic illness are three times more …

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The Human Diagnosis Project Developing Electronic Specialist Consultation Service For Safety Net Primary Care Professionals

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A Mosaic Solution To The Opioid Challenge

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Comorbid Medical Illness In Bipolar Disorder

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Depression Management In Primary Care For Older Adults: Can It Reduce The Risk Of Death?

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The Role Of Brain Structure & Function In The Association Between Inflammation & Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review

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Comorbid Anxiety Increases Cognitive Control Activation In Major Depressive Disorder

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Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health …

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Suicide Risk Screening In Health Care Settings: Identifying Males & Females At Risk

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More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
The Joint …

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Anxiety Symptoms In A Major Mood & Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

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Treatment Patterns For Major Depressive Disorder: What Happens After The First Antidepressant Is Prescribed?

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Technology Makes ‘Lifetime Learning’ A Leadership Must

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Is A Delay In The Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder Inevitable?

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Depressive Spectrum Disorders In Cancer: Diagnostic Issues & Intervention. A Critical Review

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Buffalo, New York Launches Nation’s First Opioid Crisis Intervention Court

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HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures: An Update From NCQA©

Quality measurement for behavioral health is gaining more importance as payers and providers of health care acknowledge the impact mental …

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Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

In this webinar, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD and Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD, review foundational concepts related to the cytochrome p-450 system …

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Peak Vista, One Of The Nation’s Largest FQHCs, Now Live On CORHIO’s Health Information Exchange

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No Supportive Evidence For The Use Of Multiple Long-Acting Antipsychotic Therapies In Patients With Schizophrenia

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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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Clinical Application Of Psychopharmacology Of Bipolar Disorder – William Gilmer, MD

This interview with William Gilmer, MD, is part 3 of the 3-part module series on Bipolar Disorder from the Psychopharmacology …

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Smartphone Applications For Mental Health

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ECHO Autism Expanding Telehealth Support To Primary Care In Alabama, Alaska, New Mexico, & Arizona

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An Interview With Julia Finken From The Joint Commission: Accreditation For Behavioral Health Care Organizations

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Stigma & Discrimination Experienced By People Living With Severe & Persistent Mental Illness In Assertive Community Treatment Settings

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Rethinking Your Strategic Competitive Landscape

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

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

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PsychU Stigma Anniversary Interview With Kent Alford, RN, BSN

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Pathophysiology & Evolving Theories In Schizophrenia

This presentation is part 2 in a series focusing on the psychopharmacology of schizophrenia. This presentation reviews regions of the …

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 – Sloan Manning, MD

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Hot Spotting, Medical Neighborhoods & New Business Opportunities

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The CANMAT Task Force Recommendations For The Management Of Patients With Mood Disorders & Comorbid Medical Conditions: Diagnostic, Assessment, & Treatment Principles

Key Messages

This review article examined evidence that supports a bidirectional relationship between medical illness and mood disorders. This relationship involves …

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Webinar 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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Opinions On The Treatment Of MDD

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Integrated Care: Navigating The Evolving Health Care System In 2017

The health care landscape continues to be dynamic in 2017. Part of the evolving system involves primary care providers coordinating …

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Dealing With Stigma In Mental Health: Are We Making Progress?

Individuals living with mental health conditions can face significant stigma, not only from the public, but also from health care …

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

Persons with severe mental disorders die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, with the majority of deaths being due …

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

It can be challenging for psychiatrists to provide confident diagnoses and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and related conditions, …

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Identifying Populations For Care Coordination Interventions: The Health Plan Perspective

The goal of health care coordination is to meet individuals’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health …

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

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

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the …

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Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry (Inflammation Series Part 1)

During this webinar, Dr. Roger S. McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology (University of Toronto), Head of the Mood Disorders …

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

While collaboration between primary care and psychiatry is a goal in treating mental illness, there remains significant opportunities for improvement. …

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Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

During this recorded presentation Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FNAP, Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Department at the University of Southern …

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative CEO Steps Down

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) announced a temporary change in leadership as their current CEO, Marci Nielson steps down after …

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Q&A Session With Drs. Manning & Correll

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Study Shows High-Risk Patients Involved In Health Self-Management May Be Less Costly

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

Addressing the challenges of caring for patients with schizophrenia in terms of treatment, recovery, and remission requires a coordinated effort …

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Understanding The Role Of Social Determinants In Population Health Management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define social determinants of health as economic and social conditions that influence the …

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80% Of Physician Practices Are At Capacity

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Trauma Informed Care Across The Lifespan: A Nursing Perspective

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Application Of Pharmacology Knowledge To Clinical Practice

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Secret Shoppers Report 30% Primary Care Appointment Set Rate For California Blues Plans

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How Much Are ‘Amenities’ Worth To Your Consumers?

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New York Non-Profits Providing Developmental Disability Services Report 23% Staff Turnover Rate

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MACRA – Who Are The Winners & Losers?

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More Community-Based Care + Consumer Empowerment = Self-Directed Care

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Is Consumer Engagement A Habit At Your Organization?

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Multimorbidity, Depression, & Mortality In Primary Care: Randomized Clinical Trial Of An Evidence-Based Depression Care Management Program On Mortality Risk

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Humana At Home Service Reduces Hospital Admissions by 45%

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New Mexico Cuts Medicaid Provider Organization Rates By 3%-8%, Behavioral Health Providers Exempt

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One-Third Of Emergency Room Visits In New York In 2013 Were Potentially Preventable

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EEOC Rule Permits Employee Discounts For Wellness Activities Up to 30% of Health Plan Costs Without Violating ADA

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The Impact Of Integrated Health Homes On Mental Health Service Delivery

The Medicaid health home option was established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and implementation began …

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Does Measuring Performance Change Performance?

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Vanderbilt University & Google Verily To Launch Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Pilot Program

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About 27% Of Hospital Readmissions Among The General Population Are Potentially Preventable

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21% Of Primary Care Visits By Consumers Covered By Medicaid In Expansion States, Compared To 9.6% In Non-Expansion States

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Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From Both A Primary Care Physician (PCP) & A Psychiatrist

Metabolic wellness is an extremely important consideration in treating patients with schizophrenia, who have an increased incidence of cardiometabolic risk …

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New ‘Health Check’ Toolkit Can Improve Primary Healthcare For People With Developmental Disabilities

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Are Urgent Care Centers The Hospital System Answer To ‘Seamless Consumer Experience’?

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Average Overall Fee For Office-Based Physician Visit $228, With Range Across Specialty Types

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26% Of Adults Have Two Or More Chronic Health Conditions; They Account For 57% Of All Health Care Expenditures

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CMS Announces New Primary Care Model, CPC+

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Risk Adjusting For Social Determinants Of Health Alters Readmission Rates At Children’s Hospitals

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Arkansas All-Payer Health Care Redesign Proposes Adding Four New ‘Episodes Of Care’

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Patient Engagement In Mental Health: Strategies To Improve Care

Patient engagement is an important issue in mental illness. Studies have reported that 18-67% of patients with mental illness failed …

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CMS Announces New CPC+Primary Care Model

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Understanding & Addressing Medication Adherence In Psychiatry

Medication adherence is of great importance in optimizing outcomes in psychiatry, however definitions and understanding of adherence have evolved over …

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Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

Medication-related problems cost the United States $290 billion per year in avoidable medical spending. In this webinar, Terry McInnis, MD …

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Recovery In The Community: Can We Do Better?

A goal for all patients with mental illness should be symptom reduction and optimal psychosocial functioning. In this webinar, experienced …

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Primary Care Goes Virtual & On-Demand

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UnitedHealthcare Tests New Primary Care Concept WIth Harken Health Subsidiary

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

The importance of measuring quality is growing with each change in health care delivery and reimbursement. In this webinar, two …

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Are You Ready To Be A Certified Community Behavioral Health Center?

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PCMH Initiatives Increased To 160 In 2015, Up From 26 In 2009

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Suboptimal Response In Psychotic & Mood Disorders: Causes, Consequences, & Management Strategies

Suboptimal response is a common challenge and can lead to negative consequences for patients diagnosed with serious mental illness. In …

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Primary Care Medical Practices Create Open Access Scheduling For Behavioral Health Services

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A Foundational Approach To The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and devastating illness, affecting more than 21 million people globally. In this webinar, experienced psychiatrists Noel …

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Texas Medicaid Medication Therapy Management Pilot Saved Medicaid $30 For Each $1 In Program Cost

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Using Your CRM For Care Navigation

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The Nurse’s Role In Primary Care Antidepressant Medication Adherence

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35% Of Children Receiving Outpatient Mental Health Care Are Treated Only By Primary Care Physicians

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Is It Time To Panic?

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Recognizing & Responding To Inadequately Treated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): A Nursing Perspective

An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression, with major depressive disorder (MDD) as common as diabetes or coronary …

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More Than Half Of Primary Care Physicians Think Quality Metrics Have Negative Impact On Quality Of Care

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Measuring Outcome In The Treatment Of Depression: Why You Should Do It & How You Can Do It – A Focus On Measurement-Based Care

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious, chronic disabling illness, with residual symptoms causing significant psychosocial and occupational functional impairment. …

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15.6% Of Adults With Arthritis Reported Work Disability, Compared To 8.6% Of Those With Other Chronic Conditions

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The Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder: Narrowing The Treatment Gap

Depression is a widespread condition estimated to affect millions of adults in the United States alone. Despite the significant burden …

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Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

Agitation is frequently seen in patients with schizophrenia. When treating acute agitation in these patients, minimizing sedation should be a …

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Despite PPACA Reforms, New Primary Care Patient Visits Virtually The Same Between 2013 & 2014

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Management Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Breaking Through The Barriers

An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression, with major depressive disorder (MDD) as common as diabetes or coronary …

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Treating The Patient With Schizophrenia: Striking A Balance Between Symptom Control & Tolerability

Psychosis is ranked as one of the top three most disabling conditions worldwide. Quality of life is commonly impaired in …

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Early Intervention In Psychosis: Benefits, Barriers & Best Practices

Psychosis is ranked as one of the top three most disabling conditions worldwide, with a longer duration of untreated psychosis …

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Facilitating Recovery In Schizophrenia: An Assertive Community Treatment Approach

Why is the concept of recovery important to patients with schizophrenia? What are some barriers to recovery? How can an …

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Specialty Care & Primary Care Reinvented

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Survey Finds 44% Of Calls To Medicaid Managed Primary Care Professionals Resulted In New Patient Appointments

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Providing Co-Located Mental Health & Primary Care Services: The Challenges To Getting Paid

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