Using a registry tool that tracks clinical outcomes for populations of patients and supports systematic changes in treatment for patients who are not improving as expected is an essential part of successful Collaborative Care programs.
An outline of what a care manager should be prepared to discuss about a patient with a psychiatric consultant during a consultation.
Collaborative depression care delivered before cardiovascular disease onset halved the excess risk of hard cardiovascular disease events among older, depressed patients. The findings raise the possibility that the IMPACT intervention could be used as a cardiovascular disease primary prevention strategy.
Measurement-based treatment to target is one of the core principles of good behavioral health integration, rooted in the research base of collaborative care.
An example of a Microsoft Excel®-based integrated care patient registry.
This tool is designed to help clinic support staff with answers to common questions they may hear from patients to help increase their comfort talking with patients about the PHQ-9 depression screener.
A guide containing tips and best practices for navigating the patient tracking spreadsheet functionality.
To be used in conjunction with the Patient Tracking Spreadsheet.
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.
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 Managerment, and the Collaborative Care Model.
Last updated: February 7, 2018