Behavioral Health Integration

Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration External Link

Articles & Reports - January 19, 2017
The New England Journal of Medicine -

While 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, uptake of behavioral health integration has remained limited, largely because it has not been paid for separately. On January 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin paying clinicians separately for the BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries.

Tobacco Cessation Counseling Strategies: Resources for CCOs and Health Care Providers External Link

Tools & Guides - December 22, 2016
Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center -

Based on a review of currently available resources, this document includes leading resources for health care systems, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), health care providers and clinic staff to develop their approach to tobacco cessation efforts. It includes links to the best of evidence-based training documents, online trainings, toolkits, webinars and other resources, along with descriptions of how each resource can be used.

PCPCH Tip Sheets: Behavioral Health Integration PDF Link

Tools & Guides - December 15, 2016
Portland State University College of Urban & Public Affairs: Hatfield School of Government, Department of Public Administration -

Taking care of a person’s health includes addressing mental and emotional health alongside physical health. PCPCH tip sheets were developed from the reported experiences of recognized PCPCH’s, by a Portland State University research team under contract with the Oregon Health Authority, 2016. These recommendations are not part of the official OHA Technical Specifications and Reporting Guide and are not a guarantee of program recognition. 

Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Solutions for Advancing Behavioral Health Integration at Primary Care Practices in Oregon External Link

Articles & Reports - November 28, 2016
Children’s Health Alliance -

This issue brief is the culmination of a diverse multi-stakeholder expert workgroup that convened eight times from January 2015 – March 2016. The workgroup participants recognized that there are substantial barriers to integrating behavioral health care in primary care practices, but state that solutions are attainable through our collective voice, advocacy efforts, and systems collaboration. Read the issue brief here.

Facing Addiction in America: Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health External Link

Articles & Reports - November 17, 2016
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services -

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences - download the full report or the Executive Summary. Access the National Council for Behavioral Health's Toolkit for the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction here.

Oregon Pain Guidance Website External Link

Tools & Guides - November 15, 2016
Oregon Pain Guidance Group -

Oregon Pain Guidance (OPG) is a group of healthcare providers from Jackson and Josephine Counties in Southern Oregon, who are working together on standardizing community guidelines and best practices for treating patients with chronic pain. This website provides educational information, news, community resources and upcoming events for both the public and healthcare providers.

Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association Directory External Link

Tools & Guides - November 7, 2016
Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association -

The updated Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association (TCBHPA) Directory, located in PDF on the right side of their webpage, provides information on the current TCBHPA members and their services. Members include providers of all sizes that specialize in providing access to healthcare for all children, youth and adults with mental health, addiction and culturally specific needs.

Medication Assisted Treatment External Link

Tools & Guides - November 1, 2016
National Council for Behavioral Health -

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use services. This page from the National Council for Behavioral Health offers a series of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders video interviews, webinars and other resources for clinics looking to utilize evidence-based practices such as MAT. 

Online Organizational Self-Assessment Short Form Survey External Link

Tools & Guides - October 25, 2016
The Institute For Behavioral Health Integration -

This survey is used by The Institute For Behavioral Health Integration to establish a three-dimensional baseline of a primary care practice's capability to integrate behavioral health services into its manner of caring for clients. There are six sections to the survey, each of which consists of 10-20 benchmarks: Strategic Alignment; Business Model; Clinical Operations and Services;  Skills; Infrastructure; and Risk Management.