This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the division of the HHS dedicated to mental health disorders and addiction. She talks about SAMHSA’s initiatives aimed at improving access to treatment, improving treatment outcomes and expanding the nation’s behavioral health work force.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Clancy discusses AHRQ’s recent report: Making Health Care Safer II – which offers evidence-based analysis of a number of patient safety practice recommendations intended to improve patient safety and reduce costly and deadly errors in health care.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Deputy Director for Policy and Regulation at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services. They discuss plans underway at HHS to facilitate access to the newly created health Insurance Exchanges, the online insurance marketplaces for Americans to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.