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A Behavioral Health Care Manager worksheet used for scheduling activities for the patient.

Use this worksheet to organize what resources you need and who is responsible for getting things done in order for you to launch Collaborative Care. Use as part of Step 2 in our Implementation Guide, Planning for Clinical Practice Change.

An example of a Psychiatric Consultant services agreement between a Community Mental Health Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center for organizations that may be interested in contracting for Psychiatric Consult services.

Please note: Contract language and template example is provided with permission from Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care.

It is important to consider all the ways in which delivering effective, measurement-based integrated behavioral health treatment will add value to your organization. This resource can help you think about common domains of integrated care as you plan to launch your model of care.

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

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. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) answers frequently asked questions about billing Medicare for care management services in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

A description of seven funding mechanisms for depression care management.

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."

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