Mar 6, 2014
In order for mental health care to be truly accessible, mental health care needs to break out of the confines of the consulting room. It needs to be available in the community and even in people’s homes. It is startling to remind ourselves that before 1940 most doctor’s visits in America were provided in people’s homes!
Feb 17, 2014
Behavioral health practice has changed rapidly over the last several decades. Now 57 percent of patients receive medication only, i.e. without psychotherapy, for their mental health problems, while only 10.5 percent of patients with mental health problems receive psychotherapy only. The new normal in psychotherapy practice is the patient who is receiving psychotherapy in conjunction with medication.
Jan 27, 2014
How does an EMR Back up your Data?
Jan 16, 2014
An analysis of our data show that women clinicians are much better at engaging new patients in treatment than are male clinicians. We define engagement as coming for follow up treatment after an initial intake. We wanted to focus on non-medical providers, so we looked at Diagnostic Evaluation without a medical component (90791) between January 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013. Our data came from 13 practices that had been using Carepaths for at least 6 months as of the first of 2013. We limited our sample to patients who were first entered into the Carepaths database in 2013 because we wanted to minimize the number of patients who may have had a prior episode of care with these providers. We considered a patient to have been engaged in treatment if they received any service other than the 90791 during between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Patients who did not receive another service before the end of 2013, were classified as not engaging in treatment.
Dec 12, 2013
A study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found that: