The integration of behavioral health and primary care services improves patient care and outcomes and can be financially sustainable for practices that rely on fee for service (FFS), value-based care (VBC) payments, or some combination thereof.
Chronic disease is a full-blown public health crisis in the U.S., yet much of undergraduate medical education (UME) remains grounded in acute care. There’s a new model—as well as a novel tool—for incorporating chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) education into pre-clinical and clinical settings.hospitals to treat their acute care patients at home ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 hospitalization following the Thanksgiving holiday, when many Americans ignored public health advice against gatherings.
Among Medicare beneficiaries alone, social isolation is the source of $6.7 billion in additional healthcare costs annually. Preventing and addressing loneliness and social isolation are critically important goals for healthcare systems, communities, and national policy.
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