OIG to audit use of telehealth for Medicaid behavioral health services

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General plans to review how states are using telemedicine to provide behavioral health services in Medicaid managed care. “All 50 states and the District of Columbia currently provide some coverage under Medicaid of telehealth; however, limited information is available about how states use telehealth to… Read More »

Black Men’s Distrust of Medical System Harms Their Health

New findings published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveal that medical mistrust—the deep-seated suspicion of medical organizations—negatively affects Black men’s health, reports UConn Today. For the study, researchers analyzed associations between medical mistrust, perceived racism in health care, everyday racism and preventive health screening delays using data from 610 African-American men age 20 and older.… Read More »