A retrospective cohort study determined the difference in remission time for depression patients being treated with usual care versus Collaborative Care.
This study assesses how fidelity to two key functions of the Collaborative Care model affects patient outcomes. The results suggest that timely follow-up may significantly improve patient depression outcomes.
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.
The objective of this study was to design a bundled case rate that aligned with the variation found in evidence-based depression care in primary care or Collaborative Care for Depression. The investigation's findings supported a monthly case rate design that better matched payment with variation compared with a one-year fixed design.
Trauma can increase the risk of health, social, and emotional problems. Despite the high prevalence of patients with a past history of trauma, few clinics or Collaborative Care teams have a protocol for addressing it. These three tips can help clinicians safely and effectively discuss the trauma history of their patients during their initial assessment.
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.
This study aimed to test how and if gender moderates treatment outcomes in the Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) intervention. CALM was a 12-month Collaborative Care intervention for anxiety disorders in primary care clinics in California, Washington, and Arkansas. The results showed a relationship between gender and treatment outcomes.
Fewer side effects for patients in telemedicine-based Collaborative Care.
This Collaborative Care pocket card is an example of a possible tool that can be created and supplied to primary care providers.
The AIMS Center played an integral role in setting up a technical assistance team to provide on-site technical assistance to six sites and web-based technical assistance (webinars and online tools) to the remaining sites. Dr. Lloyd Sederer looks at the implementation challenges, successes, and what can be done to ensure Collaborative Care in the future.