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Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors 8/13/2014
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
Updated Revamped Processes and Systems Enhance Access to High-Quality Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency 7/30/2014
A comprehensive process ensures that patients with limited English proficiency have timely access to high-quality interpreter services, leading to more service offerings, better quality, and shorter length of stay.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health 7/2/2014
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Regional Teams Enhance Ability of Primary Care Clinicians Throughout Massachusetts to Serve Children and Adolescents With Mental Health Issues 7/2/2014
Regional teams of mental health professionals enhance the ability of primary care clinicians throughout Massachusetts to serve children and adolescents with mental health issues.
Updated Multifaceted Program Helps Pediatricians Screen for Maternal Depression and Assess Infant Crying and Toilet Training, Enhancing Their Ability To Prevent, Identify, and Address Cases of Potential Child Abuse 6/4/2014
A multifaceted program called Practicing Safety helps pediatricians become more effective in screening for potential child abuse and providing support and other services to prevent such abuse.
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Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medicaid Practitioners: Physician Toolkit and Curriculum 10/17/2012
This toolkit will help providers apply the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were written for primary care practitioners serving racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse Medicaid populations in various outpatient settings.
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Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014

Last updated: August 27, 2014.