QLĒR NEWS – INDUSTRY UPDATE

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHEIF MEDICAL OFFICER KATHY SEWARD, MD

  • A disturbing trend:  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates are increasing across the United States and more than half of those that died were not diagnosed with a mental health condition prior to their death.
  • The Mental Healthcare Provider Shortage:  Telepsychiatry and integrated care offer successful ways to improve access to the providers that already exist.
  • New CMS guidance:  State Medicaid directors and healthcare providers are urged to tackle the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic through telehealth and telemedicine platforms.
  • The eTREAT Act:  Will lawmakers allow all Medicare beneficiaries to receive treatment when and where they need it?

Questions? Feel free to contact me at:

Kathy Seward, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Phone: 1.910.431.1058
kseward@qlersolutions.com