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  • New Chart Story on Health Entitlement Spending

    With another presidential election on the horizon, the perennial debate over reforming federal entitlement programs has already begun to resurface. Policy prescriptions are bound to vary along the political spectrum, but failing to come to agreement and act will threaten our long-term fiscal health.

  • Hospital consolidation has dramatically increased in recent years, and studies have shown that hospital mergers and acquisitions result in rising prices, less competition and an increase in hospital negotiating power. Are health care “goliaths” increasingly dictating the prices and premiums we pay?

  • HealthNow New York is sponsoring a program to bring professional athletes into schools to demonstrate the importance of physical fitness. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released survey results showing that e-cigarette use is high among teens.

  • The Obama administration is poised to fundamentally change how we pay for health care in this country. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal that by 2018 half of Medicare’s payments to health care providers will be based on the quality of the care delivered, not the number of services provided.

  • Uncontrolled pediatric asthma accounts for over 600,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. each year and is responsible for the highest total costs of any preventable pediatric hospitalizations.

  • A new challenge to the ACA is headed to the Supreme Court on March 4th, and the decision will determine the fate of federal health insurance subsidies in the 34 states that opted not to set up their own exchanges.

NIHCM

NIHCM Webinar: Pediatric Mental Health: Strategies to Integrate into Primary Care

December 4, 2008, 1:00 PM EST

NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar, "Pediatric Mental Health Care: Strategies to Integrate Early Identification and Treatment into Primary Care" on December 4, 2008. This webinar explored the current state of mental health services delivered to children during primary care, including a discussion of how mental health parity legislation will affect the future delivery of services in primary care. It also discussed the current guidelines and training opportunities for primary care providers on mental health screening and treatment, including the recently updated Bright Futures guidelines. Finally, the session highlighted current health plan and health plan foundation efforts to support the integration of mental health services into primary care.

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