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Public Health Department’s Three-Pronged Strategy Opioids have emerged as one of the greatest public health threats facing the United States. Nationally, fatal overdoses involving opioids have quadrupled since 1999. Opioids contributed to over 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone. In Philadelphia, the numbers are equally sobering. Although the final toxicology reports are pending, approximately 900 deaths […]

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Public health officials, elected leaders and medical professionals across New York State gathered in Albany, New York on February 7, 2017 to discuss hepatitis C in the state for the first ever New York State hepatitis C virus (HCV) summit. In a consensus statement, the committee that organized the summit called on Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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What if there was a disease affecting 27.1 million people in the United States, that killed over 33,000 people in one year or about 91 people a day? What if this same disease cost the United States healthcare system about $78.5 billion? What if researchers could not study this disease in order to provide information […]

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New Medicare Payment Option for Behavioral Health Integration

by Sarah Gutkind and Bruce Schackman

Medicare rang in the new year with four new codes to reimburse primary care teams for behavioral health services. According to an article that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 2, 2017, three of the codes support services using the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) and the fourth allows for services provided […]

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CHERISH director Dr. Schackman presents research on economic evaluations of screening and linkage to care interventions.

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Low Threshold Opioid Pharmacotherapy Treatments in Criminal Justice and Primary Care Populations

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
10:30 am — 11:30 am
Joshua Lee, MD, MSc


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