In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.
Integrating behavioral health and primary care has helped Centerstone coordinate services and provide better outcomes for patients.
A recent study published by SERMO, a social network for doctors, shows more physicians are comfortable discussing weight concerns with patients than mental health issues.
There is no entity promoting the value of psychosocial solutions like psychotherapy, let alone one with the power and wealth of the pharmaceutical industry.
In a letter to U.S. physicians, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls on clinicians to screen patients for opioid use disorder and to treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.
A study published by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness finds managed care is receptive to medication-assisted treatment, but not all care providers share their point of view.
The main question in an evolving patient-centered world is whether our services and processes have been designed with the convenience of the provider or the patient in mind.
Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.
Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”
For pharmacy chains, behind-the-counter naloxone dispensing entails working closely with state regulators to ensure compliance and collaborating with prescribers.
I hope everyone is trying to contribute to Mental Health Month. It seems like drugstore chain Walgreens is trying to make a difference this year.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans have created a new executive committee to address the opioid crisis and identify best practices in prevention and risk reduction.
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