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There is widespread agreement among medical and behavioral health professionals, health policy makers and the broad public, that integration of effective behavioral treatments into medical settings, i.e. primary care and specialty medical care, is a vital national health reform goal. Such integration of physical and behavioral care would offer unparalleled opportunities for early detection, early intervention, and reduced disability.
The focus now is on how to best integrate evidence-based health and substance use care into medical venues in a way that achieves health outcomes that matter to patients and reduce costs. There is a consensus that it is important to provide evidenced-based integrated care that can be feasibly introduced into a variety of medical practices. The federal government (Medicare) has recently begun reimbursing doctors for some elements of integrated care delivery. This is an important first step. If integrated med/psych care can be financially sustained in the long-term, more medical practices will be able to deliver more evidenced-based integrated care to more patients.
As a patient advocacy nonprofit consistently representing the interests and voice of the patient, NHMH - No Health without Mental Health has led the way advocating for behavioral health integration. Our mission continues to be to advance behavioral integration via: supportive health policy incentives; widespread implementation at the clinical level; development of multiple models of integrated care; and patient engagement in their vital role to advocate for behavioral care with their medical providers.
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8 WAYS TO TO KNOW IF YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR IS OFFERING YOU INTEGRATED CARE
1. During your primary care visit, does anyone ever ask you if you have emotional or mental health problems? (Screening)
2. Are specialists in mental health available (in-person, via phone or video-conferencing) in the primary care practice? (Team-based care)
Integration Expert Dr. Lori Raney on her new Guidebook Assisting PCPs with Integration Implementation - April 2018
Bringing effective mental health care into medical settings, particularly primary care, where all adults go for treatment, has been a very long care delivery reform in the making.
The initial elements of how to incorporate effective mental health care in primary care were established nearly two decades ago, … read more
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HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING VIDEOS NHMH RECOMMEND VIEWING:
|Board of Directors|
|Our Beliefs and Values|
|8 Ways to Know if Your Primary Care Doctor is Offering You Integrated Care|
|Burden of Mental Health Care Falling on Primary Care|
|State of Washington|
|State of New York|
|New Developments Re Depression Tx in Primary Care - What Consumers Need to Know Now|
|Integration for a Safety Net Population with Complex Needs|
|The (Posthumous) Case of Pam|
|Pittsburgh Leading the Way in Behavioral Integration Implementation|
|Pediatric Integrated Care|
|Mayo Clinic Experience Integrating Behavioral Healthcare|
|The Case of Jason|
|The Case of Gina|
|Case Management Society of America Interviews NHMH|
|Mental Health and Heart Disease|
|HISTORIC COMPROMISE IN SAN FRANCISCO:|
|The Rea Case|
|A Behavioral Health House Divided|
|5 Part Series|
|5 Part Series Part I|
|5 Part Series Part II|
|5 Part Series Part III|
|5 Part Series Part IV|
|5 Part Series Part V|
|Glossary of Terms|