By Jenifer Leaf Jaeger MD MPH – Communities across the United States are looking for better ways to manage mental and behavioral health disorders, with the recognition that Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are inextricably linked with an individual’s mental health status.Read More
By Joel Barthelemy – While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health.
June 17-18, 2019 Rome, Italy About the conference Pulsus Group invites participants from all over the globe to attend “4th World Congress on Psychiatry &…
By Lee Horner – The adoption and usage of virtual care platforms is continuing to grow as providers and patients experience satisfaction with using virtual consults and virtual visits vs. in-patient appointments:
By Lisa Eramo – These days, all medical specialties are vulnerable to payer audits and denials. However, providers who offer mental health services are particularly at risk because insurers have begun to focus not only on coding accuracy but also on the frequency and duration of services rendered.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Remember that the two things you don’t want to watch being made are sausage and law. Then recall that while the process for both may be unappealing and seem incongruous, the product is not always so.
By Irv Lichtenwald – If community hospitals are a general barometer of health in the surrounding area, the emergency room is the canary in the coal mine. Viral outbreaks, increases in violence, loss of health insurance from local layoffs—all are social ills.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Any conversation focused on what’s great about America usually includes a mention of optimism, hopefulness or some variation on the theme. Americans generally still believe in a brighter future, and especially the ways in which technology can enable that future. But that sense of optimism contains a kernel of potential disappointment when we ask technology to do too much.