Depression CARE Path: PHQ-9 Training

Depression CARE Path: PHQ-9 Training

The Mental Health Training Network provides career development and training opportunities as well as resources and consultation to those who provide care for older adults. Our goal is to improve experiences and outcomes associated with geriatric mental health.

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The Collaborative Care Model: An Approach for Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care in Medicaid Health Homes

The integration of physical and mental health care is an important aspect of the Medicaid health home model. Collaborative care programs are one approach to integration in which primary care providers, care managers, and psychiatric consultants work together to provide care and monitor patients’ progress. These programs have been shown to be both clinically-effective and cost-effective for a variety of mental health conditions, in a variety of settings, using several different payment mechanisms.

Report of the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative

Membership Legislation passed and signed into law in 2016 (SB 6519) authorized the creation of a Telehealth collaborative, with the intent of broadening reimbursement opportunities for health care services and to provide guidance, research and recommendations for the benefit of professionals providing care through telemedicine in Washington State.

Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration

Integrating behavioral health care with primary
care is now widely considered an effective strategy
for improving outcomes for the many millions of
Americans with mental or behavioral health conditions.

Keywords: Psychiatry, Treatment, Mental, Team, Collaborative, Primary, Integration, Behavioral, Care, Health

MACRA timeline

This chart shows the timeline or implementation for new payment models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

From Volume to Value in Health Care

This article provides clear evidence that the transition of health care from volume to value is doable and is worth doing. The report also points to additional steps that can take value improvement even further.

Defining the Medical Home: A Patient-Centered Philosophy

The medical home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. This resource defines the Medical Home and provides features, FAQ, and an infographic.