The role of a primary care provider (PCP) in Collaborative Care is to oversee all aspects of the patient's care in close consultation and collaboration with the patient's care manager and designated psychiatric consultant.
Use this worksheet to create a shared vision for a new Collaborative Care program, or to revisit the purpose of an existing one.
An overview of the basic steps needed to implement the Collaborative Care core model.
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.
A brief highlighting Collaborative Care as one approach to implementing integrated care under the Medicaid health homes authority.
This two page handout summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
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 Management, and the Collaborative Care Model.
Last updated: 4/10/20
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.
Last Updated: 4/10/2020
This paper by David J. Katzelnick, MD and Mark. D. Williams, MD explores large-scale dissemination of the Collaborative Care model. The authors agree that there is enough of an evidence base proving that the model works and that the problem lies in the implementation science and dissemination knowledge base.