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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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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For May

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses mental wellness across the lifespan focusing on youth, adults and …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For April: Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses comorbidities in SUD, impact of COVID-19 on opioid crisis as …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Pharmacist Spotlight: Andrew Muzyk, PharmD

The Pharmacist Corner would like to highlight pharmacists working in the mental health field and why PsychU is helpful to …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses the management and treatment of Bipolar Disorder from a pharmacist’s …

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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Spotlight: Interview With Dr. Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses the PsychU February Theme of Healthcare Disparities with Aneta Fornal, …

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National Pharmacist Day & PsychU Annual Theme: Interview With Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP

In this interview, Megan Ehret, PharmD, BCCP, PsychU Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, recognizes National Pharmacist Day and discusses the PsychU …

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Pharmacist Spotlight – Dr. Alberto Augsten, PharmD, BCPP, DABAT

The Pharmacist Corner would like to highlight pharmacists working in the mental health field and why PsychU is helpful to …

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Pharmacist Spotlight – Jose A. Rey, M.S., Pharm.D., BCPP

The Pharmacist Corner would like to highlight pharmacists working in the mental health field and why PsychU is helpful to …

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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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Vaccines & Vaccine Development (Part 3 Of 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Adaptive immune responses and/or effective vaccines are required to safeguard mankind from many viruses that rely on a human host …

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Managing A Pandemic: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, Residency Program Director, Riverside University Health System; Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, …

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COVID-19 Non-Physical Symptoms: The Effects On Anxiety, Depression & Mental Well-Being

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic. As of April …

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Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders & A Path Forward (Part One in a Two-Part Series)

Moderated by Senior Medical Science Liaison, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar identifies preliminary impacts of COVID-19 on the mental …

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Fact Sheet: Measurement Based Care (MBC) In Mental Health

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Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation (Part 1 Of The 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Viruses have long been the focus of scientific attention. Over the last several months, this focus has intensified during our …

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Medication Adherence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Medication adherence has proven challenging for many individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. For all the convenience offered by virtual visits, …

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Use Of Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Pharmacist

In a world of rapidly changing technology, health care is evolving to keep up. Pharmacists are in a key position …

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

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Tips For Protecting Community Pharmacists & Pharmacy Staff From COVID-19

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Protecting Yourself, Your Patients & Your Family

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Managing Suspected Cases of COVID-19 In Ambulatory Care & Community Pharmacy Settings

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COVID-19 Basics: What Pharmacy Personnel Need to Know During the COVID-19 Crisis

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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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2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

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Role Of Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry

Joseph Goldberg, MD, and Lisa Goldstone, PharmD, MS, discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetics testing on current psychiatric practice …

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The Important Role Of Community Pharmacist In COVID-19 Testing

In this interview, Dr. Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP discusses how community pharmacists can play a major role in …

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Digital Endpoints & Medication Optimization

In this presentation Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses …

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Pharmacist-Led Medication Adherence Program Raised Adherence Rates & Medicare Advantage Quality Star Ratings

A medication therapy management (MTM) program led by pharmacists raised consumer adherence rates for three drug classes by five to …

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The Pharmacist’s Perspective During The Pandemic

In this presentation, Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, …

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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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National Quality Forum Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

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Medicare Further Expands Telehealth Access For Long-Term Care, Hospice & Home Health Benefits

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Impact Of Second-Generation Antipsychotics

Dr. Rajiv Tandon outlines treatment options for individuals with schizophrenia and the impact the illness can have on their daily functioning. …

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COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Consumers Abusing Opioid & Alternative Prescriptions For Chronic Pain

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed With $3.47 Billion In Funding & New Mandates

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34 States Approved For Medicaid 1135 Waivers During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Does Targeting Stigma Improve Quality Of Life For Individuals With Schizophrenia Or Major Depression?

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Technology & Adherence: Pharmacist Perspectives On Applicability & Implementation

Pharmacists can monitor medication adherence in several ways, in addition to traditional pill counting. Drs. Megan Ehret and Nathaniel Rickles …

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The Impact Of 2nd Generation Antipsychotic Side Effects On Functioning From Schizophrenia Patient Perspective: A Global Patient Centered Study

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Overcoming Stigma In Mental Health

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Joint Commission Releases New Enhanced Addiction Standards For Behavioral Health

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout & Establishing Wellness For Health Care Professionals

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7.4% Of Homeless Veterans Overdosed During The Past Three Years, Alcohol Is Most Common Substance

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People With Chronic Pain Using Medical Cannabis Reduced Opioid Use Despite No Changes In Pain Scores

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Mental Health & COVID-19: Managed Care Perspective

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Humana Medicare Advantage Plans To Pay Providers To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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DEA Proposes Allowing Federally Certified Opioid Treatment Programs To Operate Mobile Units Without A Separate Registration

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout For Health Care Professionals During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Times Of Crisis

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Access To Psychiatric Medications During Times Of Natural Disasters & Pandemics

In a conversation with pharmacist Dr. Megan Ehret, Dr. Samantha Sweeney gathers insights on how pharmacists can best prepare for …

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Cannabis: Potential Risks & Benefits In Mental Health

How might the use of marijuana or its components affect behavioral or physical health? During this webinar, Joseph McEvoy, MD, …

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Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

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Mental Health Outcomes Among Frontline Care Providers Treating COVID-19

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COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

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Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

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A Snapshot Of Telemedicine In One State: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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Mixicity In Depression

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Mindfulness In The Treatment Of PTSD

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American Foundation Of Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been a supporting organization of PsychU since 2018. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Freidman sat …

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California Prisons Roll Out Integrated Addiction Treatment Programs

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 Toolkit

Throughout May each year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has been leading …

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World Bipolar Day 2020

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Impact Of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting physical health only; it has an impact on mental health as well. In this webinar, Paul …

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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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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

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Walgreens & Microsoft Launch First In-Store ‘Health Corners’

In partnership with Microsoft, Walgreens Boots Alliance has opened the first in-store “health corners” in 12 Tennessee pilot locations. The …

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New York Excellus Blues Finds Behavioral Health Accounts For One-Third Of 2019 Telemedicine Claims

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New Mexico Settles With Final Five Behavioral Health Organizations Over 2013 Medicaid Fraud Allegations

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New Federal Coronavirus Bill Waives Medicare Telehealth Restrictions

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Blue Cross NC Launches New Value-Based Payment Model For Behavioral Health

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Treatment Challenges Of Impulse Control Behavioral Disorders

Dr. Jon Grant discusses the greatest challenges for clinicians treating impulse control behaviors and provides an insight into future treatment …

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App-Supported Smartphone Interventions for Mental Health Problems

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Utilizing PsychU As A Resident

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Research Links Psychotic Disorders With Increased Age-Related Cognitive Impairment

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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Mobile Apps For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Digital Health Sensors For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

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Can Early Intervention’s Effect On Lifetime Costs Of Serious Mental Illness Be Measured?

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Telepsychiatry In 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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Clinical Decision Support System For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & 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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Digital Assessments & Interventions For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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A Prescription For Pharmacist Intervention

Despite the well-known prevalence of mental health conditions, they are woefully undertreated. Consider this: About one in five Americans has …

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Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

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Managing Metabolic Side Effects With Combination Therapy: Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

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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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Follow-Up Q&A With Dr. Sloan Manning & Paul Gionfriddo– Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

During this follow-up podcast, Dr. Sloan Manning and Paul Gionfriddo respond to additional questions from their May 23, 2019 webinar, …

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Can A Smartphone App Be Used To Identify Behavior Trends For A Clinical Study Of Youth?

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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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Foundations & Future Plans For Precision Medicine In The Treatment Of GAD

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Caregiver Wellness Questions

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

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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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Challenges Evaluating Engagement In Mental Health Mobile Apps

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

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Health Spending Reached $11,172 Per Person In 2018

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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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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Digital Health Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her …

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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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CMS Releases RFA For Provider Direct Contracting For Risk-Based Programs

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Expanding Your Integration Reach With Chronic Disease Mgmt & SDOH

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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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HHS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rules & Proposes That Insurers Share Network Prices

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The Medicaid Care Coordination Models Driving Strategy In Your State

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Depression Accounted For 44% Of 2018 Pennsylvania Mental Disorder Hospital Stays

In 2018, depression accounted for 44% of hospital stays for mental health issues in Pennsylvania. This was followed by schizophrenia …

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California Medicaid Proposal For Waiver Renewals Would Significantly Change Service Delivery & Financing

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Social Cognition Treatment In Schizophrenia: Status & Opportunities

Individuals with schizophrenia struggle to interact with others due to impaired social cognition. Four capabilities in particular are compromised: 1.) …

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NQF Recommendations For Social Determinants Includes Standardized Measures & Value-Based Payment

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Innovative Approaches In Expanding Access To Behavioral Health Care

Multiple factors continue to drive health plan, health care providers, and other stakeholders to find innovative ways to expand access …

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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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Oklahoma Expands Virtual Pharmacist Program, Uses AI To Generate Treatment Plans

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Walmart Launches Telehealth Services In Three States

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ACOs Saved Medicare $1.7 Billion In 2018

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CVS MinuteClinic Expands Telehealth Offering To Michigan, Pennsylvania & South Carolina

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Value-Based Programs Encourage Care Coordination Activities By Hospitals

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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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Suicide Stratification Risk Models & The Role Of Pharmacists In Suicide Education & Prevention

Traditionally, pharmacists provide medication education and monitor side effects of patients. In a recent study exploring pharmacist comfort in the …

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An Update On Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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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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CVS To Expand HealthHUB® Format To 1,500 Stores Nationwide By 2021

On June 4, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced plans to transform 1,500 of its retail pharmacy locations into HealthHUB® locations …

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How to Give an Intramuscular Injection

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The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This …

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Screening, Utilization, & Effects: The RUHS Medical Center Case Study

Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is an academic, tertiary care medical center and county safety-net facility operating a 77 bed …

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Webinar Summary: Future Of Psychopharmacology: Is New Treatment Innovation Still Alive?

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: 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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Alaska Medicaid Selects Providence Family Medicine Center For Coordinated Care Demonstration Project

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) launched its Medicaid coordinated care demonstration project on September 1, 2018 …

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Pharmacist

In this interview, Kelly Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA from the Otsuka Pharmaceutical …

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The ‘Melting’ Value Chain

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24% Of Health Care Executives Say Integration Was The Top Driver For Mergers & Acquisitions

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For Successful ‘Integration’, It Takes Interoperability & Patience

There was much discussion this week about the meaning of the word “integration” and the impact of integration on the health …

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Making Telehealth Work—Reimbursement & Great Execution Required

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Machine Learning Helps Predict Instance & Treatment Outcomes Of Schizophrenia

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Behavioral Health Medicaid Trends Show States’ Desire To Innovate, Shift Toward Integrated Financing Models

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Webinar Summary – Can We Improve Functioning In Our Patients With Schizophrenia?: Side Effect Burden & Recovery Approach To Informed Decision Making

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Proportion Of Medicare Advantage & Commercial Populations Using Prescription Opioids Unchanged

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

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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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Study Suggests A Need For More Aggressive Substance Use Screening In Primary Care

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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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Preparing For Value-Based Reimbursement—Even Before The Contracts Are Signed

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Achieving Superior Quality Scores: How Health Plans Tailor Interventions Across Members & Markets

Health plans are continually working to measure quality, and reshaping behavioral health care delivery through initiatives aimed at improving outcomes, …

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CMS Clarifies Funding Streams For Opioid-Related HIT

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Depression & Chronic Pain: A Literature Review Interview With Dr. Sloan Manning

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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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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from William Coryell, MD, the George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver …

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New Measures Hit The Streets

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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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Assessment & Management Of Depression In Adults With Cancer

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

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

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One Step At A Time (Or Several At Once): Improving Quality Measurement In Behavioral Health

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Why Your Performance Reporting Should Include ‘Episodes Of Care’

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What Did STAR*D Teach Us?: An Interview With Madhukar Trivedi, MD

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

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Trends In Behavioral Health: A Reference Guide On The U.S. Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System

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Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

Depressive episodes are a major feature across the course of bipolar disorder and may frequently cause functional impairment.1 Antidepressants are often …

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Spending For Consumers With Comorbid Medical & Behavioral Conditions At 34% Of Total U.S. Health Care Spending

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Tennessee Medicaid To Launch Two-Year Medication Therapy Management Pilot

On February 1, 2018, TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, received approval for a Medicaid waiver amendment that will allow the state …

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Addressing Diagnostic Complexities Of Bipolar Disorder (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 2)

In the second part of a series on distinguishing bipolar disorder, Rif El-Mallakh, MD, and Mark Zimmerman, MD, build upon …

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Nationwide PsychU Integrated Care Discussion Forum Summary

Integrated care is a topic often discussed amongst healthcare providers and payers these days and remains a persistent challenge six …

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The Emerging Medicaid Specialty Health Plan Market

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Long-Acting Injectable Adherence & Sociodemographic Characteristics Of Use

In this interview, James McCreath, PhD, Vice President of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, discusses …

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Clinical Antipsychotic Trials Of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE): Summary Results From Phase I

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

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

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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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Walgreens Pharmacy Adherence Programs Saved $164 Per Participant

Walgreens pharmacy adherence programs saved its participants an average of $164 over a six- month period in 2013. This is …

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Cost Per Claim For Medicaid FFS Specialty Drugs Rose 20% In 2016

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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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Arizona Medicaid Releases RFP For Integrated Care Contracts

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25% Of Pharmaceutical Executives Have Participated In A Value-Based Contract

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Options For Alternative Payment Models For Behavioral Health

Over the past few years, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not so quietly been in …

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Clinical & Economic Impact Of Bipolar Disorder

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

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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Managing Major Depressive Disorder In Patients With Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

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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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North Carolina Proposes New Integrated Medicaid Managed Care Model

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Why Schizophrenia Remains ‘Top Of Mind’ At Health Plans

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Adherence To Antipsychotics Associated With Lower Psychiatric Hospitalization Rates & Expenditures

Adherence to antipsychotic therapy among Medicare Part D enrollees with schizophrenia is associated with a lower probability of psychiatric hospitalization …

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Impact Of Non-Remission Of Depression On Costs & Resource Utilization: From The Comorbidities & Symptoms Of Depression (CODE) Study

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Clinical Application Of Psychopharmacology Of Schizophrenia – John Miller, MD

This interview with John Miller, MD is part 3 of the 3-part module series on Schizophrenia, from the Psychopharmacology Collection.

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

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The Recognition & Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder In Primary Care Practices – Sloan Manning, MD

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Q&A: Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

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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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Implementation Of A Pharmacist-Led Psychiatric Medication Therapy Management Clinic

Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, shares her experience in setting up a pharmacist-led medication therapy management program (MTM) …

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Dopamine Theory & Treatment Considerations In Schizophrenia

This video is part 1 in a series focusing on the psychopharmacology of schizophrenia. This video provides an overview of …

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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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Depression More Prevalent Among Youth With Physical Illness

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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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Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder In Primary & Secondary Care: What Have We Learned Over A 10-Year Period?

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Risk Factors For Suicide In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

Key Messages

Bipolar disorder (BD) has the highest rate of suicide among the major psychological disorders. The risk for death by …

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Perspectives On In-House Pharmacies & Mental Health

The past few weeks, we’ve written about the role of medication in integrated care coordination – and how important it …

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Theories Of Bipolar Disorder Pathophysiology

This video is part 2 of a series on Bipolar Disorder, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video briefly reviews some …

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Epidemiology Of DSM-5 Bipolar I Disorder: Results From The National Epidemiologic Survey On Alcohol & Related Conditions – III

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A Stubborn Diagnosis For A Stubborn Cowboy: PsychU Presents Jason DeShaw Live At Otsuka

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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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Advanced Receptor Psychopharmacology

This video is part 3 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This …

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Neurotransmitter Functioning In Major Depressive Disorder

This video is part 1 of a series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video introduces …

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Advanced Neurotransmitters & Neuroglia

This video is part 2 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This …

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Clinical Application Of Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder – Chris Bojrab, MD

This interview with Chris Bojrab, MD, is part 3 of the 3-part module series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from …

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Potential Role Of Neurotransmitters & Treatment Considerations In Bipolar Disorder

This video is part 1 of a series on Bipolar Disorder, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video briefly reviews the proposed …

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Pharmacologic Treatments In Major Depressive Disorder

This video is part 2 of a series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video provides …

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Follow Up Q&A – Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

During this question and answer session, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD and Roger Sommi, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP respond to unanswered questions …

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Webinar Summary – Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

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

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Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

While treating to remission is the goal in schizophrenia, it remains a target not achieved for many patients. In this …

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The Diagnosis & Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder: Decision-Making In Primary Care

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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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Walgreens Provides PatientsLikeMe Information Through Website

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Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder? (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 1)

Two noted experts present this webinar on appropriately diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder, two disorders that can …

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An Overview Of Treatment Options & Cost For Schizophrenia

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Understanding The Needs Of Individuals With Mental Illness & Medical Comorbidities During Transitional Care

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Follow Up Q&A – Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this question and answer session, Rebecca Roma, MD and Robert Nelson, MD, respond to unanswered questions from their webinar …

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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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Intervention May Improve Attitudes & Knowledge Of Pharmacy Students Providing Services To People With Mental Illness

Individuals with mental illness experience loss of social standing and discrimination from stigma not only by the general population but …

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Collaborative Treatment Approaches & Perspectives Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Within The North Carolina Healthcare Landscape

On October 26th, 2016, PsychU sponsored a live symposium titled “Collaborative Treatment Approaches & Perspectives Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) …

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What Makes Integrated Health Care Work?

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CMS Picks Six Medicare Part D Plans For Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Model

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Future Of Psychopharmacology: Is New Treatment Innovation Still Alive?

While past decades saw a boom in the development of innovative new treatments in the field of psychiatry, the pace …

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E-Prescribing With Decision Support Led To Better Medication Adherence

After prescribers adopted e-prescribing technology with a decision support function, a greater proportion of prescribers selected 90-day prescriptions rather than …

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Basics In Psychopharmacology

This video is part 1 of the 3-part series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. …

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Medication Adherence 96% For Consumers At Mental Health Facilities With Co-Located Pharmacies

Consumers with mental health disorders have a 96% medication adherence rate when they receive services at community mental health centers …

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

While remission is the goal in treatment of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), persistent symptoms are common, even among …

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UPMC & SmartStory Technologies Create Mobile Videos To Educate Patients Nationally Through Pharmacies

SmartStory Technologies, located in San Mateo, California, have teamed up to introduce the first fully automated and personalized mobile video …

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Frameworks in Health & Quality: Schizophrenia Relapse Reduction Program

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Schizophrenia & The Role Of The Pharmacist

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HEDIS Quality Improvement Project: Measurement & Intervention Development

This document  outlines potential opportunities for health care quality improvement that may be derived from HEDIS®.  Two particular HEDIS® measures …

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Introducing Frameworks In Health & Quality

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Case Study Considerations In Collaborative Care: A Resource For Mental Health Specialists

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Importance Of Collaborative Care For Patients With Major Depressive Disorder An Overview For Mental Health Specialists

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Care Coordination In The Mental Health Setting

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The Integration Of Medicaid Addiction Treatment Services

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CMM Report Get The Medication Right: A Nationwide Snapshot Of Expert Practices

Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is becoming a mainstream practice. Health systems, patients, physicians—even payers—are beginning to understand the value of …

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Interview with Jose Rey, PharmD | Clinical Psychopharmacologist

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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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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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How Are Pharmacists’ Roles Perceived By Their Peers In Team-Based Care?

Background & Purpose
One of the hallmarks of integrated care is the use of multi-disciplinary care teams to provide coordinated services …

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The 340B Program: The Big Questions

Last week we covered the “rules” of the 340B Drug Discount Program (340B Program), which requires drug manufacturers to provide …

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Laura & John Arnold Foundation Awards $7.2 Million To Four Organizations For Value-Based Pharmacy Purchasing Models

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Using Pharmacy Data Analytics To Improve Medical Home Performance

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How Prescription Drugs Are Affected By Changes In Healthcare Financing & Policy

Interview with Babette Edgar, PharmD, MBA, president-elect of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and the principal of BluePeak Advisors. …

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56% Of Medicaid Beneficiaries With A Psychiatric Diagnosis Had Claims For Psychotropic Medications

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The Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder

During this recorded presentation, David Scheiderer, MD, provided a brief overview of the psychopharmacology of major depressive disorder. Key points …

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New Medicaid Quality Measures Focus On Monitoring Opioids, Diabetes, & Antipsychotics

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How To Define A Superutilizer Population

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Perspectives In Schizophrenia: Proposed Disease Pathophysiology & Potential Treatment Implications

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Management Of Major Depressive Disorder: Breaking Through The Barriers

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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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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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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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How To Increase Medication Adherence: What Works?

Key Messages

Pharmacists may be in a unique position to influence and educate psychiatric patients on a regular basis regarding medication …

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