Washington State's Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP)
The Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP), supported and administered by the Community Health Plan of Washington in partnership with Public Health -Seattle and King County, integrates mental health screening and treatment in a collaborative care model (CoCM), including psychiatric case review and consultation. MHIP collaborative care teams in Washington State safety-net primary care settings serve diverse Medicaid and uninsured populations. Since MHIP's inception in 2007, over 50,000 individuals have received integrated mental health services. In 2007 it began as a state-funded, two-county pilot for high risk uninsured adults in King and Pierce counties, but MHIP expanded statewide in early 2009 to include over 130 primary care clinics.
MHIP uses a patient registry (CMTS) to track and measure patient goals and clinical outcomes, and facilitate treatment adjustment if a patient is not improving as expected. MHIP also utilizes pay-for-performance mechanisms to support model fidelity and prioritize patient outcomes. Training and workforce efforts for this project focus on the whole team and all providers are trained on the fundamentals of CoCM.
Training and workforce efforts for this project focus on the whole team and all providers are trained on the fundamentals of CoCM. Care managers have access to a large library of recorded webinars on both fundamental and advanced topics related to delivery of mental health services in a primary care setting (that were previously found on the former MHIP website). Content for primary care providers is available in the MHIP Toolkit. Password and username are required for access.
Washington State Legislature, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), and Public Health - Seattle & King County
- For clinics, care coordinators, providers, and MHIP program managers, please log in to the MHIP toolkit.