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Care Management Weekly News Update 6/14/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jun 14, 2023 @ 11:30 AM

The Making Care Primary Model will focus on primary care organizations with limited experience in alternative payment models to help set up the infrastructure, particularly safety net and smaller or independent primary care organizations, CMS officials said in a press release.

Rates of physician suicide, partly fueled by burnout, have been a concern for decades. And while burnout occurs across medical specialties, some studies have shown that primary care doctors, such as pediatricians and family physicians, may run a higher risk.

The HHS is offering additional assistance to states as they continue Medicaid redeterminations, which kicked off after a period of continuous enrollment in the public health insurance program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite increased awareness and attention to behavioral health challenges, there continues to be a shortage of mental health providers. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 47% of the U.S. population in 2022 was living in a mental health workforce shortage area, with some states requiring up to 700 more practitioners to remove this designation. 

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