Mental Health Alert: Reporting the Long-Term Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
10-10:30 a.m. ET; 7-7:30 a.m. PT
Program 296
Joe Parks, MD,
National Council for Behavioral Health Medical Director
Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; James Kennedy, MD, CCS, CCDS, CDIP; Leslie Krigstein; H. Steven Moffic, MD; and Adele L. Towers, MD, MPH, FACP

Tens of thousands of Americans are now living in shelters.

Thousands more are homeless. Billions of dollars have been reported in property damage, and millions of survivors are without power.

Such are the brutal aftereffects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and with these twin natural disasters comes the insidious stress of survival.

Focusing on what could be the most significant mental health crisis facing America this year, Talk Ten Tuesdays is producing a special news broadcast for its Sept. 19 edition. Two preeminent psychiatrists will be reporting on the unfolding consequences of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – and the potential impacts of Hurricane Jose.

Leading the reporting will be Joe Parks, MD, the medical director for the National Council for Behavioral Health, and nationally prominent psychiatrist and award-winning author H. Steven Moffic, MD.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include: 

  • News Desk: Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, will report on the outcome of last week’s CMS Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.

  • DocTalk: James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, president of CDIMD Physician Champions, will return to report on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ acceptance of his proposal to amend MS-DRG 61-63, Acute Ischemic Stroke with use of a Thrombolytic Agent.

  • Dateline Washington: Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs for the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), will report on the latest healthcare news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • CDI Report: Adele Towers, MD, MPH, FACP, senior clinical advisor for UPMC Enterprises, will have the Talk Ten Tuesdays CDI report.

Register now to listen and learn on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET.

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