Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The integration of behavioral health services−including the identification and assessment of mental health and substance abuse issues−with primary care can help ensure patients receive needed services, leading to improved health outcomes and cost savings.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that took various approaches to providing integrated primary care. One program offered onsite primary care for patients with mental illness, another implemented an innovative payment model to reimburse primary care clinics for mental health services, and a third supported providers in identifying and addressing behavioral health issues in the primary care setting.

The featured QualityTools provide clinicians and other stakeholders with resources and tools to facilitate behavioral health and primary care integration in various health settings.

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