In an Unprecedented Move, Seven National Primary Care Organizations Launch Joint Vision to Rewire Primary Care Financing

via The Larry A. Green Center With COVID-19 as a catalyst, the organizations developed recommendations to fundamentally change the way primary care is financed, improve health equity and boost clinicians’ ability to offer seamlessly integrated care Richmond, Va., (December 22, 2020) – Seven of the nation’s largest primary care physician organizations today released recommendations on…

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AMA announces formation of BHI Collaborative

AMA- COVID-19 UPDATE (20 min Video) https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/ama-covid-19-daily-video-update-ways-integrate-behavioral-health-your AMA launches physician collaboration to help doctors integrate behavioral health into primary care The AMA announced in October 2020 that it has formed the AMA-Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative, a new physician collaboration to promote the integration of behavioral and mental health care into primary care. The seven leading…

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Arkansas Behavioral Health Integration Network Receives $200,000 Award to Improve Treatment and Recovery Services for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Arkansas

With over 67,000 deaths due to drug overdoses in 2018, the majority caused by opioids, the United States (US) is facing an epidemic. The opioid prescription rate in Arkansas is 93.2 prescriptions for every 100 persons, making it the second highest rate in the US at nearly twice the national average (51.4 per 100). Rural…

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COVID pandemic news

8-14-2020 Report on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic TradeOffs.com article and podcast describes how behavioral health integration can be a solution for the rising mental health needs in spite of lack of access to care: “In the midst of a pandemic and an economic recession, the U.S. is also…

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