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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.

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.

A list of administrative tasks to be considered when planning an integrated care implementation.

An introduction to collaborative care told through the powerful story of Daniel.

The workflow to support integrated behavioral health care models such as collaborative care is a data-driven process, requiring the care team to actively use a caseload management tool. It is important that these tools are used in conjunction with the practice’s electronic health record (EHR) if they are not already built into it. Patient tracking systems that support measurement-based care vary widely in their sophistication, functionality, cost, and scalability.

Options include:

Use this template to introduce your collaborative care team to patients.

The AIMS Center offers a Microsoft Excel®-based patient tracking spreadsheet for providers that takes minimal upfront investment and can support collaborative care functions such as patient and caseload progress tracking.

These guidelines will help care managers working in a care team approximate the size of their caseload based on the complexity of the clinic's population.

The Care Management Tracking System (CMTS) is a web-based registry that facilitates a shared care plan to collaboratively treat common medical and behavioral health conditions.

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