MANAGED CARE

MANAGED CARE

“Evidence or no . . .” of Effectiveness for Opioid and Substance Abuse, Depression, other Problems, Oregon Managed Healthcare Controls Public Funds to Push Into Medical Clinics a Behavioral Health “Model” with No Research Base EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HEALTHCARE, MANAGED CARE, MEDICAL MODEL, MENTAL HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

While public health epidemics worsen, a “Treatment Model” that has no support in research, practice theory, or standards of practice for behavioral health, “Primary Care Behavioral Health” (PCBH) is being pushed into Oregon medical settings by managed care organizations using their control of public healthcare…

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New Age Remedies for Life-Threatening Conditions? Using Public Healthcare Funds? ADDICTION TREATMENT, CULTURE, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Failure to effectively use public healthcare funds to treat compulsive use of tobacco – smoking – has extremely high costs and drives broader epidemics because public health and social harms of tobacco use eclipse those of opioids and illicit substances combined, and because tobacco use…

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In Science: Another Medical Fix not Supported by Evidence – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Medications to Stop Smoking ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DISEASE MODEL, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Another Medical Fix not Supported by Evidence – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Medications to Stop Tobacco Use by Clark Miller September 20, 2018 Business- and Medical-model industries controlling public healthcare funds send patients wanting to stop smoking to medical visits for prescription medications and... Read More

Lethal Smoke Screen: Marijuana, Tobacco, Chronic Pain, and the Opioid Crisis EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Response to the national opioid crisis gets it backwards. Marijuana use, generally disallowed for patients with chronic pain and/or prescription opioid use by healthcare providers, is supported by research as providing benefit in managing chronic pain and reducing dependence on opioid medications; in contrast tobacco…

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The False Promise of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for the Opioid Crisis ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), using man-made opioids like Suboxone prescribed in medical settings to manage withdrawal sickness and risks of street drug use, is widely promoted and accepted as The Fix for the opioid crisis, but the research evidence is at best mixed and unclear, recent…

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Censored: Managed Healthcare Bans an Approved Opioid Conference Presentation in Reaction to Exposure of Misuse of Public Healthcare Funds DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, MEDIA, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, Uncategorized, UPCOMING POSTS

In rural Oregon hard-hit by the opioid crisis, the managed care insurance industry using public healthcare funds to control clinical healthcare practices rejects evidence-based practice and clinical expertise, supports with public funds invalidated practices with no predicted benefit including coerced religious programming, and banned an…

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Upcoming Post – Public Funds Misspent for Healthcare that Harms – Linking Tobacco Use, Addiction, Chronic Pain and Malfeasance to Worsening Opioid, Obesity, Substance Abuse and Diabetes Epidemics ACE, ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DIABETES, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, MEDICAL MODEL, OBESITY, OPIOID CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

With opioid and substance use epidemics overwhelming public health response and continuing to claim lives – a half million predicted over the next decade for the opioid crisis alone – business-model managers (Coordinated Care Organizations, CCO) of public healthcare funds in one hard-hit rural area…

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