Children’s good mental health is one of the most neglected areas in modern medicine. Life in our society is filled with stress, fear and anxiety. Young children, far from being immune to these feelings, may experience them at an especially deep and personal level. They need guidance through the rocky shoals but traditionally we have left the mental health care needs of children to the sole discretion of their parents who are often overwhelmed by a “difficult” child despite their efforts and good intentions.
We recently came across the following article about the 21% cut to physician’s fees by Medicare due to take effect because of a longstanding, outmoded formula created in the 1990′s. What’s interesting is that the proposed temporary fix that went into effect at the time this article was written is being proposed a second time as Congress has failed to act once again on behalf of primary care and mental health providers. We’re interested to hear the medical community and consumer’s feedback on this new legislation (or lack thereof).