Seeta Patel, MD, and Sara Haack, MD, MPH, recent Washington State Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) fellows, reflect on the implementation of collaborative care in primary care. They highlight their lessons learned and describe the components necessary for success.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed update to the Physician Fee Schedule that would allow Federally Qualified Healthcenters (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) to recieve payment for behavioral health integration, chronic care management, and collaborative care services beginning in 2018.
Jay Carruthers, MD, and Lloyd Sederer, MD, describe the history of the large-scale collaborative care implementation in New York State and look ahead to the future.
Kari Stephens, PhD, describes how big data can be used to disseminate evidence-based integrated behavioral health care to improve population health.
Neil Korsen, MD, MS, advocates for psychiatrists to take on the roles of teacher, coach, and consultant as health care systems focus on accountable care and population health.
A leader in integrated care, Nick Kates, MBBS, describes the collaborative care efforts that have been implemented in Canada to address access and communication challenges for behavioral health care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet summarizing the collaborative care billing "G" codes.
In a recent collaborative care case study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, New York City Health + Hospitals share key takeaways and insights they have learned while integrating behavioral health care into a primary care setting.
A new article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the newest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) behavioral health integration (BHI) G codes that will allow providers to bill for collaborative care and other BHI services in January 2017.
On November 15, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rules covering collaborative care services in their 2017 Medicare Fee Schedule. This blog, written by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), describes the impact of the finalized rule and what CMS' rule means to providers and organizations billing for collaborative care tasks.