Jeffrey Benner, M.D., urges psychiatrists to create their own “hot spotting” initiatives to help bend the cost-curve, and he predicts that health systems will then beg for psychiatrists’ help.
A hospital musters resources from several of its departments as part of a strategy to prevent minor crises from escalating into larger ones.
The parity law’s chief architect says that psychiatrists can help determine how the law changes the state of mental health care in this country.
With lots of planning and plenty of strategic feedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy travels from the outpatient clinic to the public mental health system.
One psychiatrist questions whether the existence of data mining will alter what physicians tell their patients about confidentiality.
Careful use and an abundance of caution have to follow the adoption of electronic health records by psychiatrists.
The new subspecialty is to focus on prevention of brain injuries and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of those who have suffered such injuries.
Without reform of the Medicare payment formula, physicians will face very steep across-the-board payment cuts in January.
Removal of entire mountaintops to extract the coal beneath impacts more than the environment. It also appears to raise the risk of mental health problems, particularly depression.
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