Does Money REALLY Buy Happiness?

Maybe IT CAN

Psychological Considerations

***

Money Can Buy Happiness After All, According to New Study

***

R&D 2010: https://www.pnas.org/content/107/38/16489

R&D 2021: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2016976118

DEM: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2020/12/11/the-science-of-happiness/

YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED.

Thank You

***

PODCAST: The State of Mental Health

IN THE USA

By Eric Bricker MD

****

YOUR COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS ARE APPRECIATED.

MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2021/07/28/mental-health-entrepreneurial-start-up/

Thank You

***

PODCAST: Mental Health Care Lowers Costs

BY ERIC BRICKER MD

***

YOUR COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS ARE APPRECIATED.

MENTAL HEALTH: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2021/07/28/mental-health-entrepreneurial-start-up/

Thank You

***

***

Mental Health Entrepreneurial Start-Up Companies

Top Ten [10] Venture Capital Backed

By http://www.MCOL.com

***

Mental Health White Paper:

Click to access mental-health-dr.-marcinko.pdf

Thank You

***

PODCAST: Mental Health Conditions are Common

Mental Health Conditions Are Common and Complicate Co-Morbid Medical Diseases As Well.

Image result for eric bricker

By Eric Bricker MD

***

7% of the US Adult Population Has Depression.

Depression is Highest Among 18-25 Year Olds at 11%.

19% of US Adults Have Anxiety and 56% of Those with Anxiety Are Impaired By Their Condition.

12% of People with Diabetes Have Associated Depression… Resulting in Missed Appointments, Poorer Diet, Decreased Medication Adherence and Increased Complications.

To Address This Problem, The Intermountain Health System Incorporated a Mental Health Provider in Their Primary Care Clinics.

Results: Improved in Diabetes Care, Decreased Hospitalizations and Decreased ER Utilization.

Treating Mental Health Not Only Improves Mental Wellbeing, But Also Lowers Overall Healthcare Costs as Well.

Disclaimer: Dr. Bricker is the Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Care Company First Stop Health.

***

MARCINKO ON MENTAL HEALTH START-UPS: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2020/09/30/mental-health-entrepreneurial-start-up/

CITE: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

Your thoughts are appreciated.

NOTE: If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

THANK YOU

***

PODCAST: The Covid 19 Pandemic and Mental Health

Including Substance Use Issues

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP© and staff reporters

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred—and aggravated—a range of mental health and substance use issues in the United States.

In this episode of Critical Point, Milliman’s Stoddard Davenport discusses the rising demand for mental health services and how different populations are being affected. Stoddard also highlights recent statistics on the topic and what the road ahead may look like for mental health in America.

PODCAST LINK: https://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=10186

***

Community Mental Health Programs and Resources: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/mental-health-dr.-marcinko.pdf

Social Determinant of Health: https://www.healthsharetv.com/content/webinar-recap-social-determinants-health-turning-potential-actual-value

See the source image

INVITE DR. MARCINKO: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/dr-david-marcinkos-bookings/

Your thoughts are appreciated.

THANK YOU

***

PODCAST: Transgender Health [Focus on Resiliency]

Network of the National Library of Medicine [NNLM]

[By Charlene Ice]

DEFINITION: Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual.

Citation: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

Network of the National Library of Medicine

And so, the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore are excited to announce the first NNLM Transgender Health webinar series.

With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying as Transgender/Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), this series will promote awareness of the social determinants of health, health disparities, and resilience in these individuals and communities.

A pioneer in LGBTQ care, Tang takes two steps forward for ...

PODCAST LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evs-DScvcyc&t=784s

Gay Doctors: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2009/04/03/the-gay-physician-dilemma/

Mental Health Programs: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2020/09/30/mental-health-entrepreneurial-start-up/

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts are appreciated.

THANK YOU

***

World Bi-Polar Day 2021

By staff reporters

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable. These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly.

Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year. While most people will experience some emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any.

Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, you can manage your mood swings and other symptoms by following a treatment plan. In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy).

***

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health and Workplace Well-being

Pandemic Mental Health

By NIHCM

***

***

https://nihcm.org/publications/covid-19s-impact-on-mental-health-and-workplace-well-being?utm_source=NIHCM+Foundation&utm_campaign=a03fb2164b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_12_03_03_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f88de9846-a03fb2164b-167744768

***

INVITE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/dr-david-marcinkos-bookings/

Social Determinants of Mental Health

SDoMH

[Staff reporters]

As mental illness and chronic health conditions become more common, leaders are looking at upstream solutions that can improve overall well-being by addressing social determinants of mental and physical health.

For example, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is providing over $125,000 in grants for community organizations working with vulnerable populations, including children and adults suffering from mental illness, homeless adults and families that are struggling financially.

And, health plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey are integrating care to ensure people can access behavioral health treatment through their primary care providers.

Assessment

Your thoughts are appreciated

***

***

***

MENTAL HEALTH WHITE PAPER

Mental Health DR. MARCINKO

Invite Dr. Marcinko

***

On Mental Health Gender and Racial Disparities

USA Adults in 2015

http://www.MCOL.com

***

***

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, urls and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

Product DetailsProduct Details

***

USA Inmates and Mental Health

Prison Inmates and Mental Health [1-in-4]

http://www.MCOL.om

***

***

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

Product DetailsProduct Details

***

On the Prevalence of Mental Health Issues

 The 7 most common issues

By http://www.MCOL.com

*** 

 ***

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

Product DetailsProduct Details

***

On Schizophrenia Related ER Visits

Join Our Mailing List

By http://www.MCOL.com

For 2009-2011

***

ImageProxy

***

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™              Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™

 Harvard Medical School

Boston Children’s Hospital – Psychiatrist

Yale University

***

Drugs and County Mental Health Programs

Join Our Mailing List

On Medication and Pharmaceutical Direction

[By Carol S. Miller BSN, MBA, PMP]

Two issues related to medication have an impact on county mental health programs. The first is the new emphasis on drug therapy and the second is targeted marketing by pharmaceutical companies of newer, more costly drugs.

First

In the past, psychiatrists focused on identifying the “cause of the problem” and developing associated treatment plans to treat the cause. With the increasing number of mental health patients, especially those with chronic mental illness conditions, psychiatrists do not have the time to focus solely on the treatment plan and the underlying cause of the mental illness. Instead, their focus has had to become intake evaluations, case coordination, and medication checks. Use of medication has replaced the treatment plan, and continues to play a much larger and more primary role in the treatment of most, if not all, patients.

Second

The second major issue is advertising. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted restrictions against direct pharmaceutical advertising several years ago, enabling the representatives of these firms to market and advertise their drugs. Advertisers target both medical and mental-related problems, including everything from depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, acid reflux disease, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, allergies, over-active bladder, to asthma. With the advent of marketing, many drugs are now being over-prescribed and are becoming a component of spiraling healthcare costs.

Assessment

In summary, both of these pharmaceutical issues are having an impact on county mental health centers — first, as a cost issue, second because of the change-in-direction treatment modality, and third from the perspective of potential ethical issues involved in provider/pharmaceutical company ties and relationships.

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HealthcareFinancialsthePostForcxos

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

DICTIONARIES: http://www.springerpub.com/Search/marcinko
PHYSICIANS: www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com
PRACTICES: www.BusinessofMedicalPractice.com
HOSPITALS: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466558731
CLINICS: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439879900
BLOG: www.MedicalExecutivePost.com
FINANCE: Financial Planning for Physicians and Advisors
INSURANCE: Risk Management and Insurance Strategies for Physicians and Advisors

Product DetailsProduct Details

Product Details

Understanding the Mental Healthcare Regulatory Environment

Join Our Mailing List

Appreciating the Rules

[By Carol Miller; RN, MBA]

Carol S. MillerLocal counties and municipalities are the primary providers of state mental healthcare for patients who lack private insurance coverage for such care.

Both children and adults may be eligible to receive assistance.

These counties provide a wide range of psychiatric and counseling services to the residents in their community as well as other types of assistance such as:

  • treatment services related to substance abuse;
  • housing;
  • employment services;
  • information and education service;
  • referrals;
  • consultative services to schools, courts and other agencies;
  • after-care services; and other related activities.

mental

Rules and Regulations

Accordingly, regulations from federal, state, and county governments have an impact on the day-to-day operations, procedures and processes of a county mental health center. Traditionally, there are three main types of regulations.

Federal Regulations — The United States healthcare system is guided by programs such as those established under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (in the case of county mental health programs, Medicaid is especially important), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and others.

State Regulations — These include general legislative guidelines, state management of benefits and reimbursement of the Medicaid program, and state allocations of budgets, which impact the centers’ operations.

County Regulations — Each county defines its own County Mental Health Program and decides which services will be provided or excluded.

Assessment

County facilities generally include outpatient clinics, county mental health programs, short-term psychiatric facilities, day-care centers, de-toxification centers, residential rehabilitation centers for substance abuse, long-term care psychiatric facilities, and Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatric centers. The county centers may be co-located with other county services such as social services, occupational rehabilitation services, information technology services, human resources, maintenance services, and others or may be independently located.

Conclusion

Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

OUR OTHER PRINT BOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION SOURCES:

Product DetailsProduct Details

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Coding Classification

By Staff Reporters

The classification and coding systems used by mental health insurers both diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) and current procedural terminology (CPT®) are still being defined through historical methodologies and are vague compared to the medical classification coding structure.

As an example, mental health insurers classify Tourette Syndrome (TS) as a “mental disorder.” In fact, TS is an inherited, neurobiological disorder, and both neurologists and psychiatrists treat TS with the same medications. If TS were reclassified under the medical coding structure, TS would not only receive potentially a better reimbursement but public perception of TS as a “mental disorder” would be changed.

The DSM-IV

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition, text revision), also known as the DSM-IV-TR, is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health disorders. The coding system utilized by the DSM-IV is designed to correspond with codes from the International Classification of Diseases, commonly referred to as the ICD. Since early versions of the DSM did not correspond with ICD codes and updates of the publications for the ICD and the DSM are not simultaneous, some distinctions in the coding systems may still be present.

Assessment

For this reason, it is recommended that users of these manuals consult the appropriate reference when accessing diagnostic codes. For more information, contact the APA at (800) 368-5777.

Link: www.HealthcareFinancials.com

Conclusion

Join Our Mailing List

And so, your thoughts and comments on this ME-P repost are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, be sure to subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HealthcareFinancialsthePostForcxos

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com 

Get our Widget: Get this widget!

Our Other Print Books and Related Information Sources:

Practice Management: http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

Physician Financial Planning: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763745790

Medical Risk Management: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/9780763733421

Healthcare Organizations: www.HealthcareFinancials.com

Health Administration Terms: www.HealthDictionarySeries.com

Physician Advisors: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.com

Subscribe Now: Did you like this Medical Executive-Post, or find it helpful, interesting and informative? Want to get the latest ME-Ps delivered to your email box each morning? Just subscribe using the link below. You can unsubscribe at any time. Security is assured.

Link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HealthcareFinancialsthePostForcxos

Sponsors Welcomed

And, credible sponsors and like-minded advertisers are always welcomed.

Link: https://healthcarefinancials.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/advertise

Stockholder Suit Targets Troubled Mental Health Chain

Psychiatric Solutions, Inc

By Robin Fields, ProPublica – September 22, 2009 5:01 pm EDTCaduceus

Psychiatric Solutions Inc. the nation’s leading provider of inpatient mental health care is being sued by stockholders who claim the company issued “false and misleading statements” about troubles at one of its hospitals.

The Lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Tennessee, alleges that PSI violated securities laws by downplaying problems at Riveredge Hospital near Chicago and waiting too long to tell shareholders how they had affected the company’s bottom line.

The Investigations

Investigations last year by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica detailed violence, sexual abuse and neglect at PSI facilities from coast to coast, including Riveredge. In several instances, PSI facilities were cited for not reporting patient deaths and injuries as required, federal and state records showed. In response to the reports, the Justice Department opened an investigation and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services froze admissions of foster children to Riveredge.

The Allegations

The lawsuit alleges that PSI’s statements – particularly those indicating the admissions hold would end soon and that other regulatory deficiencies had been fixed – inflated the company’s stock price, helping company leaders reap millions from insider sales. In early 2009, PSI announced that its 2008 results had fallen short of estimates. Its share price dropped about 35 percent on the news.

Assessment

Through a spokesman, PSI called the lawsuit “wholly without merit.” “We have at all times operated, and will continue to operate in full compliance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission,” John Van Mol said in a written statement.

Note: Robin Fields is a reporter for the ProPublica news service, which first published this article.

Conclusion

And so, your thoughts and comments on this Medical Executive-Post are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, be sure to subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HealthcareFinancialsthePostForcxos

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com 

Get our Widget: Get this widget!

Our Other Print Books and Related Information Sources:

Practice Management: http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

Physician Financial Planning: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763745790

Medical Risk Management: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/9780763733421

Healthcare Organizations: www.HealthcareFinancials.com

Health Administration Terms: www.HealthDictionarySeries.com

Physician Advisors: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.com

Health Insurance versus Mental Health Parity

Join Our Mailing List 

Understanding Physical Health and Mental Health Insurance

By Carol Miller; RN, MBA

Carol S. Miller

There is a difference between the benefits covered under medical insurance compared to those covered under mental health benefits.

Mental Health Parity Act

There has always been a disparity resulting in caps on the annual number of visits allowed, higher co-pays, higher deductibles, and reduction of covered benefits such as partial hospitalization and number-of-treatment limits for mental health. Congress touched on this issue in 1996 with the Mental Health Parity Act. This federal law prevented group health plans from placing annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health benefits that are lower¾less favorable¾than annual or lifetime dollar limits for medical and surgical benefits.

Group Health Plan Exclusions

However, the law did not require group health plans and their health insurance issuers to include mental health coverage in their benefits package¾it only applied to group health plan insurances that already did include mental health benefits in their benefit package.

MHETA Attempts at Correction

In 2003, Senators Pete Domenici, Edward Kennedy, and Representatives Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad introduced S. 486 and H.R. 953, called the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act. In March 2005, the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act [MHETA] was passed and with the passage of this bill a loophole – insurers may no longer arbitrarily limit the number of hospital days or outpatient treatment sessions for people in need of mental health care – was closed.

Assessment

Nevertheless, even though states are encouraged by the government with this new bill to enact stronger parity laws, the final decision of parity still rests with the states.  Many states have not enforced the law and therefore, insurers may still be inclined to limit

Conclusion

And so, your thoughts and comments on this Medical Executive-Post are appreciated. Why the mental versus medical health care insurance disparities?

Our Other Print Books and Related Information Sources:

Practice Management: http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=23759

Physician Financial Planning: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763745790

Medical Risk Management: http://www.jbpub.com/catalog/9780763733421

Subscribe Now:Did you like this Medical Executive-Post, or find it helpful, interesting and informative? Want to get the latest ME-Ps delivered to your email box each morning? Just subscribe using the link below. You can unsubscribe at any time. Security is assured.

Link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/HealthcareFinancialsthePostForcxos

Product DetailsProduct Details

%d bloggers like this: