Collaborative care is beneficial to primary care providers and their patients because it offers access to experts, the collaboration of a team, and improved behavioral health care.
A literature review, led by John Fortney, PhD, examined theoretical and empirical support for measurement-based care (MBC) and found that MBC is at a tipping point in the mental health care field.
The video, "A Tipping Point for Measurement-Based Care," created by the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, summarizes this literature review.
This observational study found that antipsychotic prescribing fell significatly across Washington State following the implementation of child and adolescent psychiatry consultation services.
"A Tipping Point for Measurement-Based Care" is a video created by the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This video summarizes the findings of Dr. John Fortney's literature review that examined theoretical and empirical support for measurement-based care.
It is important to consider all the ways in which delivering effective, measurement-based integrated behavioral health treatment will add value to your organization. This resource can help you think about common domains of integrated care as you plan to launch your model of care.
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.
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 Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) is used by some clinicians and organizations to screen patients for undiagnosed depression.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a fact sheet detailing the four G codes that can be used to bill for behavioral health integration (BHI) and collaborative care management (CoCM) services.
This resource includes a template, questions, and examples that can help clinics and providers develop a psychiatric emergency protocol and safety plan for suicidal or potentially violent patients.