Integrating Behavioral Health:
Decreasing Costs and Improving Care - On-Demand
*March 15, 2016
Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health
Carolinas HealthCare System
Behavioral health issues can markedly increase healthcare costs, and with one in four Americans experiencing a mental health issue, finding ways to address patients’ mental health needs is a very real issue. Integrating behavioral healthcare into primary care is a proven means to decreasing costs and improving care, but the prevalence of mental health problems among patients paired with restricted access to behavioral health providers make integration seem daunting. Carolinas HealthCare System has tackled this issue and developed a strategy to optimize resources leading to a truly integrated and financially sustainable model.
Join Carolinas HealthCare System's Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health, Martha Whitecotton as she details how the organization has built a successful model that incorporates quality behavioral health programs into its delivery of care.
Participants in this webinar will:
- Understand the growing need to integrate behavioral health into primary care
- Explore the benefits of a virtual model vs. co-location model
- Recognize the challenges to integration of behavioral healthcare into primary care models, including the patient-centered medical home
- Identify tools and measurements for evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated behavioral health program
- Articulate business reasons for integrating behavioral health into primary care
a. Who is Carolinas HealthCare System
b. Size and Scope
c. Large and small practices, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics etc.
d. Why healthcare organizations should consider integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home.
2. Why is integrating behavioral health into primary care important
a. Why primary care is the place for this to happen
b. Definition of patient-centered medical home vs. primary care
c. Quality metrics review and requirements
3. The Carolinas’ Model for Integration
a. Details of the design of The Carolinas’ model for integration
b. Benefits of a virtual model vs. co-location
c. How to build a primary-care led vs. psychiatry led model
4. Evaluating the outcomes and metrics of the model
a. Depression screens, following up on treatments
b. Quality measures for behavioral health
c. Patient engagement/health coaching
a. Gaps in specialty providers availability
b. Financial reimbursement (or lack of it)
c. Making the business case
6. Future of integrating behavioral health into primary care
Q&A (not live)
Webcast system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices
Prior to the webcast, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log-in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.
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*This on-demand webcast is a rebroadcast of the November 2015 event due to popular demand.