This review is an initial exploration of team development within effective integrated primary and behavioral healthcare teams. Six integrated teams in safety net primary care settings were interviewed on the development of the clinical team.
The Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act, one of the most significant developments in behavioral health funding in decades, was designed to increase Americans’ access to community mental health and substance use treatment services via the creation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) in 8 states, while improving Medicaid reimbursement for these services.
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) launched its DIAMOND (Depression Improvement Across Minnesota, Offering a New Direction) model in 2008 to change how care for patients with depression was delivered and paid for in primary care.
Speakers from Oakland Community Health Network, the public community mental health center and public Medicaid specialty health plan for Oakland County, Michigan, share their experience of utilizing an outcomes-based payment model for behavioral health services. OCHN also shares lessons learned for community mental health centers in other states that are pursuing similar types of payment models.