Describes the care manager’s role as part of a Collaborative Care team including team communication, patient engagement, treatment options, and patient outcome tracking. Primarily intended for care managers but relevant to the entire clinical team. 39 minutes.
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.
This training module explores the role of the psychiatric consultant on a Collaborative Care team. Primarily intended for the psychiatric consultant but relevant to the entire clinical team. 22 minutes.
A succinct collection of prescribing protocols for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications tailored to the outpatient setting.
The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera Blue Cross to train and support rural primary care clinics in launching, expanding, and sustaining integrated mental health care programs. Watch this recorded webinar to learn preliminary details and view an open Q&A session for prospective applicants.
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.
List of resources available to support training and ongoing use of the AIMS Center's Patient Tracking Spreadsheet
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: April 4, 2019
This two page cheat sheet summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
The Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) is used by some clinicians and organizations to screen patients for undiagnosed depression.