Substance use is a national public health issue. It’s a community issue. It affects people in urban areas, rural areas, suburban, men, women, young, old. The healthcare system has consistently failed people with substance use disorder (SUD), not only due to lack of needed resources, but also often contributing to the stigma and viewing substance […]

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April 29, 2024

MIH Teams Take Innovative, Collaborative Approaches to SUD

Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine has qualified providers able to fill gaps across the care spectrum. These healthcare professionals can act as extensions of local care systems to help manage complex patient populations. They can provide in-home services to reduce unnecessary transports and hospitalizations, thereby reducing strain on local hospitals. Community Paramedics have a broad skillset they […]

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February 27, 2024

Community Paramedics Can Fill Care Gaps with These 5 Niche Skills

Composite image showing community paramedics in various roles: educating a family on medications, performing an ultrasound on an elderly patient, providing hospice support, and conducting a wellness visit.

Value-based care models are rapidly replacing fee-for-service payments for healthcare services. The most basic definition of VBC is that it ties provider payments to patient outcomes, rather than for services rendered. This model aims to improve quality of care and lower costs.  Another way to look at it is a shift of financial risk from […]

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November 27, 2023

How MIH Supports Value-Based Care

Graphic illustrating the synergy between Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) and Value-Based Care (VBC), showcasing healthcare professionals, patient care, and cost-effectiveness.

NAMIHP is excited about the work our organization is doing to promote mobile integrated health (MIH) and share how these services can transform healthcare delivery. This year we launched the first annual MIH Week.  The governor of South Carolina officially recognized October 8-14, 2023 as Mobile Integrated Healthcare Professionals Week in a proclamation that highlighted […]

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October 30, 2023

7 Ways MIH Teams Improve Care Delivery

Graphic illustrating the synergy between Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) and Value-Based Care (VBC), showcasing healthcare professionals, patient care, and cost-effectiveness.

CMS felt it couldn’t determine the impact of the model because there weren’t enough participants. That’s disappointing for MIH providers. However, CMS did state that lessons learned during the course of the model could be useful in the future. So, there’s hope of developing another payment strategy.  The design of the current model contributed to […]

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September 27, 2023

ET3’s History

Diverse healthcare professionals including paramedics, EMTs, physicians, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists stand together. In the background, a mobile healthcare van is parked in a community with houses and people.