Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus

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Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus

Description

The Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what is meant by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition of what things look like in practice. A consensus lexicon enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers, and patients working for effective, widespread implementation on a meaningful scale. The lexicon provides a common definitional framework for building behavioral health integration as one important way to improve health care quality.

Developer:

University of Minnesota; National Integration Academy Council

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2011
Review Date: 2013
Original Summary: May 2013
Last Updated: 06/19/13

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