Describes the care manager’s role as part of a Collaborative Care team including team communication, patient engagement, treatment options, and patient outcome tracking. Primarily intended for care managers but relevant to the entire clinical team. 39 minutes.
In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.
This training module explores the role of the psychiatric consultant on a Collaborative Care team. Primarily intended for the psychiatric consultant but relevant to the entire clinical team. 22 minutes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules that allow Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to bill for Behavioral Health Integration services, Chronic Care Managerment, and the Collaborative Care Model.
Last updated: April 4, 2019
This two page cheat sheet summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
The Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) is used by some clinicians and organizations to screen patients for undiagnosed depression.
The AIMS Center published recommendations on September 8, 2015 for fee-for-service payments for psychiatric consultants and care manager functions. These comments were published in response to the CMS invitation for comments on proposed rules to cover collaborative care models for Medicare beneficiaries with common behavioral health conditions.
There are different ways to bill for integrated behavioral health care depending on your model and staffing. This handout gives a brief overview of basic CPT and Medicare billing codes for behavioral health integration and collaborative care.
Remember to check with your state and all payers to determine the necessary qualifications for the designated billing providers. Not all states or payers reimburse for every code.
Patient-Centered Team Care is one of the core principles of collaborative care.
Measurement-based treatment to target is one of the core principles of good behavioral health integration, rooted in the research base of collaborative care.