The Role of Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care
This post highlights one of the lesser known ACA provisions, the patient centered medical home (PCMH), which has a direct impact on mental health care delivery and outcomes...According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), "combining mental health services/expertise with primary care can reduce costs, increase the quality of care, and, ultimately, save lives" ("Integrated Care," 2017)...I reached out to Dr. Corinn Elmore, a pediatric health psychologist at a large military hospital, to get a better idea of what it’s like as a psychologist working in a PCMH.
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