Primary care physicians are well equipped to address and treat mental health concerns. Yet, many barriers exist to addressing these conditions adequately in a busy primary care clinic.
Enter: Integrated behavioral health models—a means to support physicians, address patient concerns and reduce barriers to the provision of mental health treatment.
Where do you get started? What steps can health care organizations and clinics take to improve mental and behavioral health care for their patients?
Read More BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION & PRIMARY CARE: WHY CARE IN TODAY’S WORLD REQUIRES A TEAM
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about Medicare payment cuts and Congressional action needed, the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, the advancement of prior authorization legislation, student debt and the REDI Act and continued advocacy for COVID-19 relief funding.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about the release of the 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act which has now become law, the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade and its negative impact on the patient-physician relationship, the current state of the COVID-19 public health emergency and what’s to come as well as delays for the Appropriate Use Criteria Program.
Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Team Update, July 2022
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”
Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.
We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.
Read More Art + Medicine: An Emmy-Winning Combo
Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update from the Capitol on loan forgiveness for health care workers, funding for tobacco cessation services, proposed limits on Minnesota’s immunization registry, frontline worker payments, physicians running for the Senate in 2022 and more.
Read More 2022 MN Legislative Update: Loan Forgiveness, Frontline Worker Pay & More