Fact Sheet: Psychiatrist Resources For Medical Home Management For Individuals With Schizophrenia - PsychU's Top 10 New Resources

GETTYSBURG, Pa., March 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fact Sheet | New articles, resources, and presentations related to medical home management for individuals with schizophrenia now available at no charge via PsychU's online community and knowledge center at www.psychu.org.

  1. Patient Centered Medical Homes: Effective Or Not? (Perspective) — Although Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) concept has been around for several decades in one form or another, the rapid adoption of its practices to improve care and patient satisfaction, and lower health care costs, have put it in the spotlight of health care reform.
  2. Patient-Centered Medical Homes Spend More, Earn More Than Traditional Primary Care Practices (News) — Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices spent about a third more ($43) per patient than non–medical home practices but earned nearly twice as much ($66) per patient after operating costs, in 2013. At PCMH practices, total annual per patient operating costs averaged $127.
  3. Patient-Centered Medical Homes: The Health Care "Contractors" Managing Service Delivery One System At A Time (Perspective) — Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts, expensive equipment and materials, and a huge amount of coordination.
  4. Metabolic Wellness Considerations In Schizophrenia (Streaming Presentation) — During this presentation, Sloan Manning, M.D., provides a brief overview metabolic issues and wellness considerations in schizophrenia.
  5. 27 States With Medicaid Health Homes Initiatives; Over 1,000,000 Complex Consumers Enrolled As Of March 2014 (Featured Article) — As of March 2014, 27 states were operating or planning to launch Medicaid health homes. The 27 includes 15 states with one or more approved health home state plan amendments (SPAs), and another 12 states (11 states plus the District of Columbia) with an approved health home planning request.
  6. FRAMEWORKS in Health and Quality – Schizophrenia Relapse Reduction Program: Wellness and Recovery Workbook (Resource) — This tool is designed to help patients recognize and manage symptoms of schizophrenia. Patients can use it as practical support for wellness, as a daily guide, and to turn to during times of difficulty.
  7. Health Homes & The SMI Population: Watching The Map For State Progress (Perspective) — For the mental health provider community, health homes are one of the more interesting pieces of health care reform. They are part of the legislation's overarching goal of improving patient care and lowering costs, and they specifically target patients with serious mental illness (SMI) and other chronic conditions.
  8. Behavioral Health Care Deemed Integral To Patient-Centered Medical Homes (News) — Behavioral health care is an integral part of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to a Joint Principles statement released on March 11, 2014 by six national family medicine organizations.
  9. How Are Medicaid Health Homes Reimbursed For Services? (News) — Health homes are a population-based integrated care service delivery model (not a physical space) targeting people with chronic conditions. The health home model is an outgrowth of the medical home model that became a new Medicaid state option under health care reform legislation (Section 2703 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA).
  10. How Can Behavioral Health Services "Work" In Primary Care? (Featured Article) — Payer adoption of integrated care coordination models, and medical homes in particular, is on the increase. In part, this is due to continuing analysis of the cost effectiveness of these care coordination models.

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Metabolic Wellness Considerations In Schizophrenia

A new educational program available to clinical and executive teams across the country

An overview of the clinical management and metabolic issues and wellness considerations in schizophrenia, including:

  • Mortality in schizophrenia
  • Wellness issues related to schizophrenia
  • Treatment monitoring guidelines
  • Models to improve care in schizophrenia and severe mental illness

This and other programs are available at no charge through the PsychU "Request A Presentation" program

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