Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Your primary may be your shrink--kinda
The new laws require that insurance plans provide mental health services comparable to physical ones--which is hard to do when a psychiatric appointment may be almost an hour and 15 mins is allotted for doctor time.
Also, there is a shortage of shrinks (I can call them that because my father was one).
About a quarter of primary care patients are estimated to need or want mental health services.
What do you think of this idea?