Behavioral Health Integration

Sustaining Integrated Healthcare Across Primary care Efforts: SHAPE External Link

Articles & Reports - July 1, 2016

This brief describes the growing need to improve healthcare at the interface of general medicine, mental health, behavioral health, and substance use; including how to address the comprehensive needs of patients, and the community, through integrated care. 

Reimbursement of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings External Link

Articles & Reports - July 1, 2016

Identifies and proposes strategies to address Medicaid and other reimbursement policies that may pose barriers to mental health services in primary care settings. Presents findings from a white paper, discussion by an expert panel, and recommended action steps. The digital version is free to download. 

Informational Bulletin: Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders External Link

Articles & Reports - July 1, 2016
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services -

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has issued a series of Informational Bulletins on effective practices to identify and treat mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) covered under Medicaid. This Bulletin provides background information about Medication Assisted Treatment, examples of state-based initiatives, and useful resources to help ensure proper delivery of these services.

Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit External Link

Tools & Guides - July 1, 2016
Boston Public Health Commission -

This toolkit is a comprehensive collection of protocols, written materials, and tips for integrating early childhood mental health staff into the pediatric primary care setting, including tools to: identify, hire, and train/support staff; design a full spectrum of early childhood mental health services; and develop and refine systems across the medical home.

The Business Case for Bidirectional Integrated Care External Link

Articles & Reports - July 1, 2016
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions -

Resources intended to “simultaneously accomplish the healthcare objectives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim". These include a "Promising Practices" Toolkit, a report and talking points authored by Barbara Mauer and Dale Jarvis of MCPP Heatlhcare Consulting on behalf of the Integration Policy Initiative (IPI) and the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), and a PowerPoint presentation. 

Oregon Coordinated Care Organizations Transformation Plans External Link

Tools & Guides - July 1, 2016
Oregon Health Policy Board -

Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) were required to develop a transformation plan geared specifically to the needs of the community they serve. Theirs plans demonstrate how the organizations will work to improve health outcomes, increase member satisfaction and reduce overall costs. The different CCO transformation plan narratives, plan abstracts, and contract amendments can be found on this page.