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.
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: 4/26/2021
An example of a paper-based tracking system that can be used to fulfill one of the core principles of Collaborative Care, measurement-based, treatment-to-target.
A column describing policy and program initiatives implemented by the New York State Office of Mental Health to enhance integration of general medical and behavioral health services throughout the state public mental health system. Mentions the Collaborative Care Model, IMPACT, and the AIMS Center.
Use this template to introduce your Collaborative Care team to patients.
Educating your patients about Collaborative Care and what they can expect from it is crucial to having Collaborative Care work well. Patient engagement and ownership of their care plan are key aspects of Patient-Centered Team Care, one of the five principles of Collaborative Care. Use this template to introduce your Collaborative Care team in Spanish to patients.
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: 3/18/21
This two page handout summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
A relapse prevention plan helps patients identify when their mental health condition may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad -- and to remind them what has worked in the past to help them feel better.
A relapse prevention plan helps patients identify when depression may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad -- and to remind them what has worked in the past to help them feel better.