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Webinar Replay: Improving Behavioral Health Access and Outcomes through Primary Care Integration

This webinar was held on June 10, 2021. This was the fourth webinar in the series Exploring the Landscape of Behavioral Healthcare, covering the growing impact of behavioral healthcare on clinical outcomes and cost.

The integration of behavioral health into primary care settings is an effective means for treating less complex conditions, improving outcomes, and reducing referrals to overburdened specialty behavioral health providers. During this webinar, HMA behavioral health experts discussed strategies for integrating primary and behavioral care, including integration models that can be used to blend and shape services according to a clinic’s specific needs. Speakers also introduced a stepped approach to integration aimed at helping providers identify the right care for the right person at the right time.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the features and components of effective approaches to integrated care, including the roles of team members, workflows, and care protocols.
  • Learn how to distinguish among various integrated care models, including the collaborative care model (CoCM) and primary care behavioral health model (PCBH).
  • Identify key outcomes measures that demonstrate the effectiveness and value of integrated care to payers and patients.
  • Understand the benefits of a stepped approach to integrating primary and behavioral health, ensuring patients receive the care they need.

HMA Speakers

Lori Raney, MD, Principal, Denver, CO

Barry Jacobs, PhD, Principal, Philadelphia, PA