Psychology

Innovations

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 12/20/13

As part of Rhode Island's implementation of the “health home” provision of the Affordable Care Act, The Providence Center (one of seven community mental health organizations in the State) offers...

Behavioral Health Clinic Offers Onsite Primary Care to Low-Income Asians With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access and Facilitating Improvements in Physical Health 01/25/13

A behavioral health clinic offers onsite, culturally competent primary care to low-income Asian Americans with serious mental illness. A clinician who speaks the client's language is assigned to...

Mental Health Patients Track Moods Through Web Application, Generating Greater Adherence to Daily Tracking, Better Treatment Decisions, and High Satisfaction 07/25/11

As an adjunct to face-to-face counseling, individuals with depression and/or other mood disorders log and track their daily moods using a mobile phone application. Known as Mood 24/7, the...

Culturally Sensitive, Multidisciplinary Assessment, Treatment, and Support Significantly Increase Treatment Rates for Depressed Chinese Americans in Primary Care 02/16/11

Between 2004 and 2007, primary care physicians, bilingual psychiatrists, and care managers at South Cove Community Health Center used a culturally sensitive, collaborative treatment model to...

QualityTools

Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit 02/11/14

This toolkit, from Access Community Health Centers in Madison, WI, presents an integrated model for improving primary care clinic physicians’ access to psychiatric and behavioral health consultants, making it easier for patients to receive mental...

Caregiver Briefcase 02/02/12

This online tool, for psychologists and other health professionals, provides tools and resources to address the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. The user-friendly briefcase contains a wide range of...

Telepsychology Guidelines 11/09/10

These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the type of recommended conduct or practices psychologists need to be aware of when providing services using telepsychology. The Ohio Psychological Association, which developed the...

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