CirrusMD, a provider organization of virtual care, announced availability of a new Integrated Behavioral Healthcare solution, further expanding the breadth of CirrusMD solutions. Through the CirrusMD Provider Network, individuals are connected to live, licensed physicians who can identify, diagnose, and treat a wide range of health concerns, now including behavioral health. This service is available in all 50 states for people with access to the CirrusMD platform.
CirrusMD provides text-first telehealth encounters between people and real physicians — not chatbots — enabling on-demand, integrated care. CirrusMD partners with health plans, employers, benefits brokers and consultants, and community health services to treat a broad range of conditions, from acute to chronic, and from primary care to multi-specialty areas, including behavioral health. CirrusMD’s network of licensed physicians administer care to all 50 states, providing access to nearly 10 million users.
During an encounter, CirrusMD physicians identify potential behavioral health issues through targeted questions, and based on responses, may administer standardized assessment tools — such as the GAD7 (for anxiety screening) and PHQ9 (for depression screening) — to determine what treatment interventions are needed. During a single encounter, the physician can discuss medications, seek guidance with a CirrusMD psychiatrist, and make a recommendation for follow-up care, all in real time. After the initial encounter concludes, the CirrusMD team of physicians follow up with the consumer to ensure symptoms are improving while continuing to track GAD7 and PHQ9 data, adjust medications if needed, and help the consumer connect with additional resources for ongoing care.
The company’s President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Johnson said that during 2020, CirrusMD documented a 300% increase in encounters linked to a mental health condition. In response, the company has doubled the number of physicians in its provider network and enhanced its resources to address behavioral health issues
This was reported by CirrusMD on November 10, 2020.
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