Mental health: An ingenious new plan

Mental health: An ingenious new plan

A severe physician shortage is coming. There are several causes.

Primary care doctors have seen their quality of life at work decline – too little time with patients, too much paperwork, new demands for electronic records.

The Affordable Care Act has mainly increased access to health care but has done little to increase the supply of physicians. There are too few residency slots for all the students graduating from Florida’s medical schools.

Medicaid’s reimbursement rates are so low many physicians decline to participate. Medicare is moving on the same track.MENTAL HEALTH’S HURDLES

So take all of those factors and double them for mental health care.

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