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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. 

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.

Last Updated: January 15, 2020

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.

List of resources available to support training and ongoing use of the AIMS Center's Patient Tracking Spreadsheet

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.

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