Assessment and referrals, as well as care coordination, are the top components of programs that integrate behavioral health and primary care services, according to the 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. The survey also identified 10 other key components for these programs.
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Behavioral health conditions affect nearly one of five Americans, leading to healthcare costs of $57 billion a year, on par with cancer, according to a 2009 AHRQ brief. Despite this impact, and the ACA's provision for behavioral healthcare as an essential health benefit, progress toward total integration of behavioral healthcare into the primary care system has been slow.
2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care captures healthcare's efforts to achieve healthcare parity and honor the joint principles of the patient-centered medical home, including a whole person orientation and provision of coordinated and/or integrated care.
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This 40-page report, based on responses by 113 healthcare organizations to HIN's inaugural industry survey on this emerging trend, compiles a wealth of metrics on current and planned integration, levels of integration achieved, program components, screening tools, challenges, impacts and successes.
Supported with dozens of graphs and tables, these 2015 market metrics capture trends in integration of behavioral health and primary care, including the impact of integration on population health and organizational metrics.
Breaking down findings by high-responding industry sectors, this report includes the following data points:
and much more.
Prevalence of integrated programs;
Level of behavioral and physical health integration achieved, as defined by the Center for
Integrative Health Solutions;
Use of telehealth for behavioral health consults;
Populations served by integrated programs;
Behavioral health screening tools used in integrated programs;
Program components, including metrics on peer support, substance abuse treatment, Medicaid health homes, case management, and more;
Healthcare professionals belonging to the integrated care team;
Most effective tools, workflows or protocols in integrated programs, in respondents' own words;
Greatest challenges and successes of integrating behavioral health with primary care;
Details on planned program integrations;
- The complete June 2015 Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care survey tool;
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Benchmark reports to be released in the upcoming weeks will cover population health management, health coaching and other key topics impacting the healthcare industry in the coming months.
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