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Integrating behavioral health & general medical care is vital to reach the triple aim

The integration of behavioral health and medical care has emerged as a crucial method for improving health and reducing the cost of care. Integrated care offers solutions and advancements in healthcare delivery by improving access to behavioral healthcare, including scarce psychiatric resources, reducing stigma, and enhancing behavior change in everyday life.

As an emerging standard of care, policy makers, payers, and leaders are expecting organizations to develop evidence based approaches to team based care that can demonstrate health outcomes and cost savings. HMA can help your organization navigate this important culture change. Our multidisciplinary team includes clinical, finance and payment, and policy experts with hands-on experience in integrated care service delivery.

Our integration experts can help your team with:

Readiness assessment

Evidence based policy, finance, and model design

Technical assistance, training, team based care

Operational changes including billing, HIE, credentialing

Measurement based care metrics and evaluation

Cultural change and leadership

We are working with an array of clients on integration

Health plan integration

State departments & statewide implementation

Integrated delivery systems

Hospital based providers

PCMH & FQHC primary care providers

Accountable care organizations

Certified community behavioral health clinics and other BH providers

Department of corrections

Contact our experts:

Marc Avery

Marc Avery


Marc Avery, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and a recognized leader in person-centered, integrated psychiatric care for high needs and … Read more
Jennifer Hodgson

Jennifer Hodgson


Jennifer Hodgson is a licensed marriage and family therapist who maintained a private practice and taught in higher education for … Read more
Gina Lasky

Gina Lasky

Senior Advisor

Gina Lasky is a licensed psychologist with expertise in public sector behavioral health system design and programming including integration of … Read more