INADEQUATE TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS COSTS
YOUR PRACTICE TIME AND MONEY
USE MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
Improve office efficiency and patient outcomes. Attend IMHPC 2014.
Whether it’s the sole reason for your patient’s visit or comorbid with another medical condition, psychiatric illness plays a major role in your day-to-day practice. Unless managed correctly, patients with mental illness can represent a substantial challenge to primary care clinicians, resulting in gross inefficiencies and misdiagnosis.
Regardless of your specific practice setting, the educational sessions presented at Integrating Mental Health in Primary Care (IMHPC) 1-Day Meetings are designed to teach you how to:
- Quickly screen for and diagnose psychiatric disorders, thus reducing the amount of time and resources you need to devote to providing these patients with the most effective treatments
- Differentiate between patients that can be successfully treated in your practice and those who should be referred to psychiatric specialists, which can increase the number of patients you see
- Integrate nonpharmacologic treatments for patients with mental illness to improve patient self-sufficiency and adherence to pharmacotherapy
- Use scales, screeners, and metrics to improve efficiencies and patient outcomes and increase opportunities for appropriate reimbursement
The course was created to specifically to assist primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals to successfully address mental health issues in the clinical setting. In fact, 99% of primary care clinicians who attend IMHPC agree that this program expands their knowledge and boosts treatment confidence and competence related to mental illness.* Attendees will earn up to 6 CME/CE credit hours from a variety of high-quality CME and non-CME education offerings lead by experienced faculty.
Personal Invite from Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Click the video below to hear from respected faculty and steering committee member, Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH on why every primary care physician and allied health professional needs to make mental health part of their continuing medical education plan.
*From 2013 IMHPC attendee survey results.