Research shows that up to 70% of primary care medical appointments are for problems stemming from psychosocial issues. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) has detected a possible link between childhood trauma and medical and behavioral health problems such as substance use, depression, pulmonary and heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, suicide and more.
In this episode of the insider, Mark Davis, CEO of Wasatch Pediatrics, highlights how behavioral health integration can help medical groups provide broader support to patients and their families within the primary care setting, resulting in improved care outcomes, reduced burden on providers and staff, and increased financial benefits.
Mark will be speaking April 16 at MGMA 19 | The Operations Conference in Austin, Texas.
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