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.
- Behavioral Health Clinic Offers Onsite Primary Care to Low-Income Asians With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access and Facilitating Improvements in Physical Health
- With Support From Collaborative, Primary Care Practices Identify and Address Behavioral Health Issues, Reducing Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Depression Symptoms
- Initiative Features Fixed Monthly Payments to Primary Care Clinics for Providing Depression Care Bundle, Allowing Many Patients to Achieve Good Outcomes
- Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention - Therapist Resource Guide
- Partners In Health: Mental Health, Primary Care And Substance Use Inter-Agency Collaboration Tool Kit, 2nd Edition
- Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus