Oc­cupy Health­care has philo­soph­i­cal ap­proach …

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS -

Oc­cupy Health­care sounds to Out­liers like an ef­fort to erect a tent city out­side the CMS head­quar­ters in Bal­ti­more. The blog, at oc­cu­py­health­care.net, was in­spired by the Oc­cupy Wall Street pro­test­ers, but it’s not meant to be a com­plaint board, says its founder, Ben Miller, a clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist and as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Colorado at Den­ver School of Medicine.

Miller’s work at the med­i­cal school is about in­te­grat­ing pri­mary care and men­tal health­care. “I started to ask, ‘Why isn’t the com­mu­nity de­mand­ing in­te­grated ser­vices? Why isn’t the com­mu­nity

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