As the relationship between medical and behavioral health becomes better understood, research indicates that patients suffering from mental illness and/or conditions such as eating disorders, drug dependency, alcoholism and addiction benefit most from integrated care, which addresses the patient’s physical and mental health needs with equal credence. While mental health illnesses and conditions can be […]
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Innovative methodologies such as integrated care are gaining in popularity as the healthcare industry rallies to find a solution to the opioid crisis.
Healthcare insurers and providers, along with the justice system and government agencies, have responded to changing perceptions of drug use disorders by endorsing integrated care.
Opioids have extensive histories as both prescribed and illicit drugs, and the fundamental challenge they present – as uniquely powerful analgesics that are nevertheless highly addictive – has long bedeviled the healthcare sector.
The culture of prescription drugs is slowly evolving so that opioids are used in quantities and therapies reflecting their safety profiles.
Years in the making, the opioid epidemic now accounts for a majority of all drug overdoses in the country.
As the scope of behavioral health has expanded to include chronic conditions and substance abuse, so has its approach to payment models. Since the ACA, in particular, America has witnessed its health care system shift from a predominately pay-for-service model to one with various reimbursement models that focus on long-term improvements, promoting efficiency and reducing […]
Behavioral health is a flexible term that can refer to a potentially broad set of medical issues. It is most often used when discussing mental health conditions like major depressive disorder, but, with growing frequency, it also applies to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually any behavior-influenced condition. These include chronic diseases such as diabetes, […]
For centuries, healthcare providers have offered behavioral health treatments for a variety of mental and physical conditions. Today, we often equate behavioral health only with mental health, but the term is broader than that, both historically and at the moment. It may also encompass any treatment for behavior-affected conditions such as hypertension, prediabetes and substance […]
Do you “power nap” with a meditation app? Behavioral Health is tapping into tech for innovative ways to leverage the accessibility and big data of apps. Learn more in this original infographic from AMR!