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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in New York, 2012-2013

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

This report examines trends in demand for advanced training by dental students and how this aligns with current policy supporting this training and practice. The report also explores the impact of residencies in ambulatory care settings, particularly for FQHCs, on service capacity and access for patients.

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Characteristics of Veterans in Allied Health Care Occupations

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health

This study identifies the characteristics of veterans entering healthcare occupations, with a focus on allied health professions, and identifies occupations most commonly taken on by veterans.

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Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This report describes the process of redesigning the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and provides the scores for each state on the new index.

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Behavioral Health Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This pilot study assesses behavioral health workforce supply and need, barriers to recruiting and retaining care providers, and the extent to which care coordination occurs within care providers serving underserved, rural populations in Michigan.

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Understanding Billing Restrictions for Behavioral Health Providers

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

In this study, researchers investigate the use of current procedural terminology (CPT) codes used in behavioral health practice; identify restrictions and limitations around each commonly used CPT; and interview behavioral health providers about CPT code restrictions that may limit scopes of practice.

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Does ACO Adoption Change the Health Workforce Configuration in US Hospitals?

Date: 10/28/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing

This report provides a descriptive analysis of workforce differences between hospitals that participate in some form of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and those that do not.

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Workforce Planning & Development in Times of Delivery System Transformation: The Stories of Kaiser Permanente and Montefiore Health System

Date: 09/23/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

This study explores the dynamic processes and interactions that are driving a new approach to workforce planning and development (WFPD).

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Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

The objective of this report is to describe the roles and functions of social workers in integrated healthcare settings.

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CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Primary Care

This study explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) with a variety of staff configurations, and identifies a typology of factors they consider when deciding how to staff their centers.

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