Survey of Fees Charged by MN Psychologists for Common Services

MHConcierged posted a request to a list provided by the MN Board of Psychology (available for $5 on the MBOP website) requesting participating in this survey.  The survey was sent out on 10-10-17, with the expectation of posting a summary of the results 2 weeks later (a previous version was sent out on 10-8-17 with a technical glitch – apologies to those who responded promptly and enthusiastically to that one). I knew that such a survey was novel – was not aware of any previous similar survey, at least locally – but I did not anticipate the consternation that some

New MN DHS benefit, Behavioral Health Homes: Resources for people with severe and complex conditions

Psychologists and other mental health professionals who serve people with more complex and challenging problems may want to refer them to a new DHS service, Behavioral Health Homes. (BHH).  BHH services can increase support and treatment resources for the person, and can help the mental health professional better respond to the person’s needs.

Addiction and Mental Illness: The Connection, and Coping Resources

This article was written by a guest contributor to the mhconcierge.com psychology healthcare newsletter, Jennifer McGregor.  Jennifer is a medial student and contributor to publichealthlibrary.org, a new website that provides resources for medical students and the public interested in progressive healthcare resources.  People who struggle with mental illness are much more likely to experience an addiction than those without mental illness. Similarly, people with an addiction are more likely to develop either the symptoms of a mental illness or a fully established mental illness. Coping when you are handling both a mental illness and addiction is never easy and can

Survey of MN Psychologists and other professionals about technology in clinical practice

Thanks to the 122 colleagues who generously took the time to complete this survey. Three reported that they do not provide clinical mental health services in Minnesota. This means that 119 should have continued with the rest of the questions, but 120 colleagues took the rest of the survey – I guess that two non-clinical participants still wanted to contribute, which leaves us with perhaps a little less pure data, but I appreciate their participation.

Digital Secure Messaging: The Solution for Confidentiality Concerns For MH Coordination of Care

By Richard Sethre, Psy.D., L.P., with generous research support provided by Procentive The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or “Obamacare”) includes many major changes in the delivery of healthcare, including increased communication between medical providers to coordinate care. This has created significant challenges for Mental Health Professionals (MHPs).  The PPACA mandates eventual use of Electronic Heath Records (EHRs) that have capabilities that raise concerns for MHPs about patient confidentiality, including the capability of exchanging Protected Health Information (PHI) among the patient’s medical professionals.