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Medi-Cal Changes Specific Reimbursements

(from Medscape): Starting in January 2015, physicians and other healthcare providers can start receiving a separate fee for chronic care management for seniors with multiple conditions delivered outside regular office visits, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Primary And Behavioral Health Grantees Show Positive Results

A 2013 Rand evaluation of SAMHSA's Primary and Behavioral Health Integration (BPHCI) grants program, designed to improve the physical health status of people with serious mental illness, showed improvement in some but not all health indicators.  California's ten...

IBHP Resource Documents For The Field

Substance Abuse and Primary Care Services To better understand the range of substance abuse services offered by experienced community clinics and health centers, the IBHP team reviewed statewide data, conducted a written survey of the highest volume health center...

Substance Use Integration Resources Available

Powerpoint presentations and a series of online courses affording CEUs are being made available by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.  These resources stemmed from the 10th annual "Integrating Substance...

New Screening Tool Resource

IBHP, has created a new electronic quick reference guide of screening instruments for behavioral health professionals in conjunction with CPCA and its Behavioral Health Network.  "Integrated Behavioral Health Screening Tools for Primary Care" is designed to provide...

Survey Results: Professionals Report On Integration, Experiences

The CalMHSA Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) surveyed six professional groups identified as playing a critical role in integrated care: physicians; psychologists; marriage and family counselors (MFT's); nurses; social workers; and alcohol and other drug...

Integrated Care Resource Center Opens

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched the Integrated Care Resource Center to help states develop integrated programs for Medicaid's high-need, high cost beneficiaries, with the goal of  improving quality and reducing  costs of care through...