2023 NOV 20 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News — A new study on Mental Health Diseases and Conditions is now available. According to news reporting originating in Eugene, Oregon, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The private practice setting is understudied. Private practice includes settings in which mental health providers are unaffiliated with healthcare and hospital systems.”
Financial support for this research came from GC began this work while employed at Oregon Social Learning Center and completed it at her current institution. GC is supported by funding from K01MH128761. HEF is a current fellow, and GC is a graduated fellow of the Implementation Research Institute (IRI.
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Lighthouse Institute, “Private practices may accept insurance (private and sometimes public) or no insurance (private pay). Increasing attention to this setting is critical to facilitating equitable access to mental health services, especially given enduring mental health workforce shortages and service waitlists. Further, there have been recent federal government calls to increase mental health and physical healthcare parity and to reduce out-of-pocket patient costs. Implementation science theories, models, frameworks, and methods can help illuminate determinants of private practice service availability and quality (e.g., evidence-based intervention delivery with fidelity), guide evaluation of implementation outcomes such as cost and acceptability of interventions to patients, and identify strategies to mitigate barriers to high-quality, affordable private practice services. This article suggests research questions to begin filling the private practice research gap using an implementation determinants framework – the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) 2.0. Research questions are proposed across CFIR domains: outer context (e.g., policies impacting whether private practices accept insurance); individuals involved (e.g., provider professional experiences; direct-to-consumer marketing impacts on evidence-based intervention demand); innovation characteristics (e.g., appropriateness for private practice); inner context (e.g., organizational characteristics); and implementation processes (e.g., innovation sustainability). The illustrative research questions aim to begin a conversation amongst researchers and funders.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Bringing an implementation science lens to the private practice context has the potential to improve the quality and affordability of mental health care for many.”
This research has been peer-reviewed.
For more information on this research see: Private Practice, Private Insurance, and Private Pay Mental Health Services: an Understudied Area In Implementation Science. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2023. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research can be contacted at: Springer, One New York Plaza, Suite 4600, New York, Ny, United States. (Springer – www.springer.com; Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research – http://www.springerlink.com/content/0894-587x/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Cruden, Lighthouse Institute, Oregon Grp, Chestnut Health Systems, 1255 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401, United States. Additional authors for this research include H. E. Frank and M. E. Crane.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-023-01306-6. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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