The collaborative care model is being implemented to care for patients receiving inpatient and outpatient services, especially where there is a behavioral health provider shortage. Many within hospital settings are recognizing that integrating physical and behavioral health care can be very beneficial for the overall health of patients and reducing the stigmas commonly associated with behavioral health conditions. Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA speaks about how the collaborative care approach can be effective for patients and providers.
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Mark Duncan, MD shares how using the collaborative care model to treat patients experiencing addiction can be a very promising treatment method especially while facing today’s opioid epidemic. Collaborative care can open doors for effective and targeted treatment within the primary care setting for patients with substance use disorders.
Seeta Patel, MD, and Sara Haack, MD, MPH, recent Washington State Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) fellows, reflect on the implementation of collaborative care in primary care. They highlight their lessons learned and describe the components necessary for success.
Jay Carruthers, MD, and Lloyd Sederer, MD, describe the history of the large-scale collaborative care implementation in New York State and look ahead to the future.
Kari Stephens, PhD, describes how big data can be used to disseminate evidence-based integrated behavioral health care to improve population health.
Neil Korsen, MD, MS, advocates for psychiatrists to take on the roles of teacher, coach, and consultant as health care systems focus on accountable care and population health.
A leader in integrated care, Nick Kates, MBBS, describes the collaborative care efforts that have been implemented in Canada to address access and communication challenges for behavioral health care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet summarizing the collaborative care billing "G" codes.
In a recent collaborative care case study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, New York City Health + Hospitals share key takeaways and insights they have learned while integrating behavioral health care into a primary care setting.
A new article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the newest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) behavioral health integration (BHI) G codes that will allow providers to bill for collaborative care and other BHI services in January 2017.