In the News

September 26, 2019

AIMS Co-Director Dr. Anna Ratzliff is quoted on the importance of treating opioid use disorder and mental health issues concurrently. 

September 23, 2019

With the help of implementation coaching from the AIMS Center, Morris Hospital successfully launched a collaborative care program. Dr. Jennifer Thomas, family medicine physician, discusses the positive impact for both patients and primary care providers. 

May 17, 2019

The MN Health Collaborative published a call to action introducing an agnostic framework to guide implementation of integrated behavioral health. Core principles of collaborative care are adopted and recommended in this state-wide call for behavioral health integration. 

11/29/18

Dr. Anna Ratzliff of AIMS explains the benefits of telepsychiatry for rural populations within collaborative care.

September 18, 2018
Innovative New Program Plugs Some Holes In Mental Health Care System

Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network launched a new, integrated style of health care. The first of its kind in Hawaii, Queen’s collaborative care model multiplies tenfold a psychiatrist’s capacity to consult with patients. With collaborative care, the patient gets expert psychiatric care without ever having to step inside the office of a psychiatrist. Primary care doctors get the support they need to confidently treat their patient’s mental illness.

 

Implementation 

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November 14, 2017

In November 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published rules that would allow Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to bill for behavioral health integration services, chronic care managerment, and collaborative care model services beginning in January 2018.

This cheat sheet summarizes the two CMS G-Codes for FQHCs and RHCs.

May 24, 2017
Hospitals & Health Networks

The collaborative care model is being implemented to care for patients receiving inpatient and outpatient services, especially where there is a behavioral health provider shortage. Many within hospital settings are recognizing that integrating physical and behavioral health care can be very beneficial for the overall health of patients and reducing the stigmas commonly associated with behavioral health conditions. Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA speaks about how the collaborative care approach can be effective for patients and providers.

September 14, 2017
Psychiatric News

Mark Duncan, MD shares how using the collaborative care model to treat patients experiencing addiction can be a very promising treatment method especially while facing today’s opioid epidemic. Collaborative care can open doors for effective and targeted treatment within the primary care setting for patients with substance use disorders.

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