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Why Don't Americans Get Regular Mental Health Checkups? It's Complicated
Nicole Spector  |  NBC News
Mental illness costs the U.S. economy around $350 billion per year. So why aren’t regular mental health evaluations standard with insurance and routine medical checkups?

Telehealth, Telemedicine Reimbursement Score Big in New Budget Deal
Eric Wicklund  |  mHealth Intelligence
New budget deal gives ACOs more flexibility to use telehealth, expands Medicare coverage for telehealth, and eliminates geographic restrictions on some remote consultations.

A Key Step in Realizing the Role of Mental Health Apps
Christopher Lemon, MD  |  Psychiatric Times
While a host of mental health phone apps are available, most are downloaded and used for just a few days. Are we paying enough attention to both clinical efficacy and user experience?

Opioid Epidemic Makes EHRs Essential to Public Health
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITinsight
Aggregated data on addiction and mental health issues paints a pretty clear picture of who is most at risk, but healthcare IT systems must be in place to track it.

What Does Telemedicine Mean for the Future of Affordable Healthcare?
Andy Lurie  |  HealthWorks Collective
According to one study, the average cost for a telemedicine appointment is $54, compared with around $175 for an in-office meeting.  

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