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Challenges Faced by Rural Healthcare

Questions to ask and staying EEOC complaint throughout the physician interview process. Rural hospitals are in a fragile economic state. Since 2010, 106 rural hospitals have closed. At the time of this report, the Rural Health Web estimates another 700 rural hospitals – roughly one-third of the 1,875 rural community hospitals remaining – are vulnerable …

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America’s Mental Health Crisis

Facing the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals Growing demand for mental health care plus a slow supply of new Psychiatrists equals the perfect storm for America’s mental health care crisis. Over half of practicing Psychiatrists are nearing retirement age and fewer medical students are interested in pursuing Psychiatry. JAMA reports that fewer students are interested in …

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Growing Demand for Elderly Mental Health Services

What is the impact of the growing demand for Psychiatric care? Ten thousand people are expected to turn 65 every day over the next 15 years. This growing population of elderly is increasing the demand for many health care services and shifting much of the cost to Medicare.  Unique among these services is Psychiatric care …

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Medicaid for Women’s Health in Louisiana

What it means for Medicaid coverage in Louisiana. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made improving Medicaid for Women’s Health a top priority, including maternal and infant health. Medicaid currently finances about half of births in the United States, making the impact from Medicaid procedures far-reaching. About two-thirds of women on Medicaid are in …

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