BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION & PRIMARY CARE: WHY CARE IN TODAY’S WORLD REQUIRES A TEAM

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?

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AAFP Federal Advocacy Team Update, July 2022

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.

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Two Weeks to Go in MN Legislative Session: Health-Care-Related Updates

The Minnesota Legislature has about two weeks left in the 2022 Legislative Session.

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update from the Capitol on the passage of frontline worker pay; continued movement on MAFP priority issues (e.g., updates to the All-Payer Claims Database, rural primary care residency training funding and limits to mid-year formulary changes); mental health support for health care workers and more.

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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Health & Human Services Omnibus Bill, Reinsurance Program Extended + More

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature, including highlights from last week’s hearing on the Minnesota House Health and Human Services omnibus bill; the extension of the state’s reinsurance program; movement to pass opioid legislation; and support for addressing health care worker mental health and well-being.

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