Can Reducing the Male Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Reduce the Number of Suicides

Can Reducing the Male Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Reduce the Number of Suicides?

It’s something that is never talked about, whether it is with your family, friends or your doctor. Mental health is inseparable from your physical health and is likely to impact one in five during our lifetime. Depression, eating disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are not revolutionary concepts, but there is a certain stigma involved when announcing them to the …

What Is Stopping Men From Turning to Medical Professionals?

What Is Stopping Men From Turning to Medical Professionals?

“It will pass” or “I don’t need a doctor, it’s nothing serious.” The words that can be heard as a man slowly gets up to complain about his illness when consulting a doctor is often ignored or the last consideration. A survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic in 2016 confirms that men’s health is rarely talked about within a male …

PERSONALITY: FIXED OR MALLEABLE?

There is a common assumption that our personalities are some aspect of ourselves that is as much out of our control as our race or blood type. We like to believe that our personality comes as part of a fixed package that is the totality of ourselves. Such things as honesty, extroversion, and a short temper are all fixed parts …

3 Ways Mental Health Providers Can Grow Their Practice in 2018

3 Ways Mental Health Providers Can Grow Their Practice in 2018

The field of mental health providers is growing at a rapid pace. According to Mental Health American, there is currently an average of 1 mental health provider to every 1000 patients in need. The continual effort to keep up with demand is driving steady growth. If you are struggling to grow your practice, there are 3 essential ways keys that …

Mental Health Treatment

Are Doctors Afraid of Mental Health Treatment?

Physicians have a responsibility to make sure they are giving their patients quality care. A huge part of providing good care to their patients is making sure they are staying healthy themselves. While people might think that health care providers are the people most likely to stay on top of their health, this is not always the case. Stigmas against …

Telehealth Proves Effective for Mental Health Treatment

Though research has established the benefits of adding telehealth to your practice, many mental health providers are still hesitant.  Some clinicians state that though video is often used, they are still restricted from seeing visual cues that are apparent during in-person visits.  Others state that using telehealth is simply not appropriate for the illnesses they treat. Regardless of the naysayers, …

Mental Health

Mental Health Parity Continues to Struggle Through 2017

Despite the passing of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) in 2008, clinicians in the field of mental health continue to struggle with less favorable benefits, higher co-pays and challenging pre-authorizations required to treat their patients.  Although the MHPAEA was meant to reduce the burden for patients to receive appropriate mental health treatment, healthcare plans continue to …

Seven Noteworthy HIPAA Breaches & the Recent Enforcement Actions

The following unlucky seven were subject to substantial fines. The costs associated with defending the audit, negotiating the settlement and the cost of implementing the invariable forward-going consent agreements/corporate action plans (CAP), however, are separate and above (and often higher) than the reported fine. These cases range from relatively small to admittedly large breaches, from the unlikely event to situations …

Does the FDA Need a Comprehensive Reassessment?

Has technology outpaced the laws and regulations that guide/drive the FDA? In recent years, advances in technology have precipitated quantum leaps in bothmedical/diagnostic and treatment alternatives. The controlling laws and regulations which guide and govern the FDA may either not have kept pace, or as result of technology advances, be subject to unintended consequences which may negatively impact the very …