More of: What we already know

One of the most irksome parts of Oregon’s mental health tragedy is the need to constantly restate the problem (and pad their publishing) for professionals migrating through on their way to a more lucrative career.

Behavioral Health Workforce Report to the Oregon Health Authority and State Legislature FINAL REPORT, February 1, 2022

The conclusion of this 75 page report written by JANE M. ZHU, MD, MPP, MSHP DEVIN HOWINGTON, PHD ELIZA HALLETT, MS ERIKA SIMEON, MPH VINEETH AMBA, BA ASHMIRA DESHMUKH, MD K. JOHN MCCONNELL, PHD, is that “Low wages are a barrier to recruiting and retaining behavioral health providers, including providers of color.”

See more of the same here – Medicaid Reimbursement For Psychiatric Services: Comparisons Across States And With Medicare, Health Affairs, April 2023