In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.
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 Management, and the Collaborative Care Model.
Last updated: 1/14/21
This two page handout summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
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: 12/30/2020
This study looks at Collaborative Care as an effective treatment for patients with cancer.
A substantial body of evidence for Collaborative Care has emerged since its development at the University of Washington in the 1990s. Beginning with the seminal IMPACT Trial published in 2002, more than 90 randomized controlled trials and several meta-analyses have shown the Collaborative Care model (CoCM) to be more effective than usual care for patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions.
This template helps care managers have efficient case reviews with primary care providers (PCP)
A succinct collection of prescribing protocols for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications tailored to the outpatient setting.
Read a white paper outlining CoCM's potential to improve substance use disorder outcomes, and the benefits of widespread Medicaid coverage
Ensuring that a patient understands the Collaborative Care (CoCM) program before agreeing to participate is a crucial task for primary care providers. This resource provides general guidance on obtaining verbal consent from patients to participate in CoCM. Please note that these are general tips and that specific consent requirements may vary by state and patient insurance.