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Estimating the Distribution of the US Psychiatrist Subspecialist Workforce

Date: 20181201Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study sought to map the precise amount of psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs), geriatric psychiatrists (GPs), and addiction psychiatrists (APs) per county, and to test whether the proportion of these providers varied significantly between urban and rural areas.

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Behavioral Health Services in School-Based Settings

Date: 20181201Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

The research team conducted the study to determine common characteristics of schools and populations utilizing behavioral health services, funding sources for behavioral health in schools, types of behavioral health services offered and common characteristics of the workforce, and barriers to service delivery.

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Steps Toward Implementing a National Behavioral Health Workforce Minimum Data Set

Date: 20181201Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

The purpose of this qualitative study is to determine the barriers and opportunities for implementing the behavioral health workforce Minimum Data Set (MDS) nationwide.

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Where is Behavioral Health Integration Occurring? Mapping National Co-location Trends Using National Provider Identifier Data

Date: 20181101Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

This report examines the rate of co-location between primary care physicians (PCPs) and social workers/psychologists to (1) identify the percent of PCPs co-located with social workers/psychologists in the US; (2) assess if co-location rates vary by state, region, rurality, or practice size; and (3) determine if co-location rates vary by PCP specialty.

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Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Survey of Knowledge, Engagement, and Perception

Date: 20181001Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study seeks to understand how the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) has affected nurse practitioners and physician assistants, their perspectives on providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and their barriers to providing MAT.

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Characteristics of the Rural Behavioral Health Workforce: A Survey of Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursed Providers

Date: 20181001Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

This study seeks to understand the characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in rural areas, the services offered by rural provider organizations, and the barriers these organizations face to providing services.

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Mapping Supply of the US Psychiatric Workforce

Date: 20181001Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study sought to map the supply of prescribing psychiatric workforce, which includes psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses (psychiatric nurses), physician assistants (PAs) in psychiatry, and psychiatric pharmacists.

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Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: 20180901Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice

This study cataloged credential requirements, scope of practice (SOP) elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.

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Analysis of Behavioral Health Workforce Competencies Among Professions

Date: 20170301Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study seeks to identify common competency sets used across the behavioral health workforce and assess the alignment of competency statement content across behavioral health occupations.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 20161201Research 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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