Link Round Up: Jun 4 – 10

Link Round Up: Jun 4 – 10

By William JA Pinnock

This week’s Link Round Up is a bit of a name dropper. We’ve got an article from a researcher up at OHSU Family Medicine, we’ve got an article that talks about OPCA and OCHIN, Inc, and……that’s where the name dropping ends. Our final article is about the unintended consequences of reforming opioid laws. Quite an intriguing list no?!

Hey! Guess what?! OHSU’s own Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, recently had an article published in the American Academy of Family Physicians! The article is a primer for family physicians regarding how to factor in social determinants of health into visits and it is a wonderful article.  Congrats Sonja!

Modern Healthcare recently ran a piece on alternative payment methodologies: the challenges, the advantages, and those involved with helping it succeed. Big shout out to OCHIN, Inc. and OPCA for all their hard work on the APM project!

The laws to help curb the spread of the opioid epidemic are beginning to show unintended consequences: patients who desperately require pain medications are being cut off due to the new regulations. The Bend Bulletin has a powerful piece about those who are the unintended victims of opioid legislation.