Behavioral Health Integration

CTAF, New England CEPAC

Providers in the US health care system often assess and treat patients with physical health conditions and behavioral health conditions (e.g., mental health and substance use disorders) in siloes, yet physical and behavioral health are inextricably linked. Up to 70% of physician visits are for issues with a behavioral health component.2 A similar proportion of adults with behavioral health conditions have one or more physical health issues.3 Having a chronic condition is a risk factor for having a behavioral health condition and vice versa.4 Depression and anxiety in particular are common in primary care settings but are often inadequately identified and treated, leading to a worsening of behavioral conditions and/or increased difficulty managing physical health conditions. Behavioral health integration (BHI) into primary care addresses both physical and behavioral health needs in primary care settings through systematic coordination and collaboration among health care providers.

Intervention of interest: Programs to integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting

Date of review: April/May 2015

 

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ASSOCIATED MEETING & MATERIALS

Integration of behavioral health into primary care is designed to improve screening and treatment in primary care settings through systematic coordination and collaboration among health care providers to address both physical health and behavioral health needs. ICER’s report for CTAF assesses the evidence on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care; identifies the components potentially associated with successful integration; and evaluates the legal, regulatory, and financial landscape for behavioral health integration (BHI) in California. The report also includes an overview of lessons learned from national and California-based experts to identify potential innovations and solutions for BHI in the state.

Key Dates

Associated Materials

01/15/2015

03/05/2015

03/11/2015

04/02/2015

04/02/2015

04/02/2015

06/02/2015

Public comments received on the Draft Evidence Report.


Other Materials

Webcast Recording Policy Roundtable
Webcast Recording Deliberation and Voting
Webcast Recording Evidence Presentation and Public Comments

ASSOCIATED MEETING & MATERIALS

New England CEPAC
May 1, 2015 10:00AM-4:00PM

Integration of behavioral health into primary care is designed to improve screening and treatment in primary care settings through systematic coordination and collaboration among health care providers to address both physical health and behavioral health needs. ICER’s report for New England CEPAC assesses the evidence on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care; identifies the components potentially associated with successful integration; and evaluates the legal, regulatory, and financial landscape for behavioral health integration (BHI) throughout New England. The report also includes an overview of lessons learned from national and New England-based experts to identify potential innovations and solutions for BHI in the region.

Key Dates

Associated Materials

01/15/2015

03/25/2015

03/25/2015

05/01/2015

05/01/2015

06/02/2015

Public comments received on the Draft Evidence Report.