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The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera Blue cross to train and support the second cohort of rural primary care clinics in launching, expanding, and sustaining integrated mental health care programs. Watch this recorded webinar to learn more information and view an open Q&A session for prospective applicants.

2/20/2020

To date there have been over 80 research trials documenting the effectiveness of collaborative care. This list of references is a brief, selected sample.

This 23-minute module introduces collaborative care and then delves into respective roles and tasks within the team structure. Appropriate for all members of the clinical care team. 23 minutes.

Collaborative care proven equally effective for rural American Indian and Alaska native people. Read the article here. 

This study at Montefiore Health System found that patients in sites using CoCM experienced a significant reduction in depression symptoms compared with patients in sites using colocation. 

A report published by SAMHSA that seeks "solutions to the barriers to the reimbursement of mental health services in primary care settings, specifically reimbursement by Medicare and Medicaid."

This handout shows the differences between the two types of care given in the IMPACT trial, usual care and collaborative care.

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:

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.

Primary care providers identify and engage patients in collaborative care, make diagnoses, and treat patients. This handout describes the role of the PCP in more detail. 

Updated 11/20/19

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