Behavioral Health Integration

Resources for Integrated Behavioral Health Billing in Oregon External Link

Tools & Guides - May 22, 2020
Comagine Health -

In Oregon, the Comagine Health team led the Improving Behavioral Health Screenings for Older Adults initative, and partnered with stakeholders across Oregon, and other states, to produce beneficial resources and information for successfully and sustainably integrating behavioral health in primary care settings. This work led to a series of important webinars and tools Comagine continues to share, despite the end of this initiative's work.

Integrated Behavioral Health Billing: Practice Perspectives Webinar

Webinar  - 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Watch this recorded webinar to hear from panelists representing a rural clinic, a large health system, a network of FQHCs, and a community mental health clinic about how they have implemented billing and other approaches for integrated behavioral health, and their reasons for implementing certain aspects over others.

IBHA Recommended Measures to Assess Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care External Link

Tools & Guides - October 19, 2018
Integrated Behavioral Health Alliance (IBHA) -

A recommended set of measures to assess integrated care outcomes, developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Alliance (IBHA), a multi-stakeholder workgroup of healthcare payers, providers and policy developers. IBHA encourages the lens of health equity to be applied when utilizing these measures.

Integrated Behavioral Health: Primary Care Coding Guidelines Webinar

Webinar  - 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Does your primary care clinic struggle with billing for integrated behavioral health services? To address this need, behavioral health leaders, including providers and billing experts, have worked to produce a Coding Guidelines tool to share optimal billing practices for Medicaid and Medicare. Join these experts to review the tool and discuss how practices in Oregon have developed processes to bill for these services.

New Integrated CCBHC Certification Criteria Feasibility and Readiness Tool (I-CCFRT) External Link

Tools & Guides - March 13, 2018
National Council for Behavioral Health -

The I-CCFRT provides a system for gauging the level of concern among your staff that will support awareness of the level of change management that may be needed to support enhanced service delivery processes, staffing, scope of services, quality outcomes, reporting and governance areas for Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CBHCs). The readiness tool also provides an overall concern level score which can support more objective identification of change management needs.

Best Practices in Peer Support Training

Webinar  - 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:30pm

Peer support is an essential part of part of recovery-focused services and systems. With the launch of the first advanced National Certified Peer Specialist Certification, individuals across the country have the opportunity to get certified, explore new career paths, and expand a growing and needed mental health workforce. To ensure the best outcomes and biggest impact for both peer specialists and those they support, individuals need to receive Peer Support Training.

Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Services: A Step-by-Step Guide External Link

Tools & Guides - February 7, 2018

Part II of the Integrated Behavioral Health series. Whether just starting to integrate behavioral health services or working to enhance services already in place, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has created a step-by-step guide presenting four steps for safety net and other primary care providers to integrate behavioral health services and achieve sustainable integrated care models.

"Changing the Conversation About Pain: Pain Care is Everyone’s Job" and Pain Care Toolbox External Link

Tools & Guides - February 7, 2018
Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC) -

View the OPMC's web-based pain education module Changing the Conversation About Pain: Pain Care is Everyone’s Job and Pain Care Toolbox. Pain science and pain treatment have changed significantly in the recent years and this module reflects that change. The module is designed to apply to all levels of healthcare professionals and will provide the tools to improve pain care, better manage the impact of pain and decrease risks associated with opioid use. 

Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Services: Strategies and Tools for Recruitment, Retention, and Workforce Development External Link

Tools & Guides - January 23, 2018
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions -

Part I of the Integrated Bheavioral Health series. Provides managers with the framework for building integrated teams and offers HRSA-funded safety-net providers recruitment resources and interview questions to develop an integrated care staff, as well as techniques to identify behavioral health clinicians with the right skills to work in integrated settings, and resources for care teams and to support creating teams for the specific clinical environment.