Whole-Person Care: Implementing Behavioral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Monday, March 21, 2016
Whole-Person Care: Implementing Behavioral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Joshua Twomey, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Joan Johnston, RN, PCMH CCE
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Primary Care Payment Reform (PCPR) is an alternative payment pilot program of MassHealth, with learning collaborative support from UMass Medical School, that introduces the principles of accountable care, behavioral health integration and patient-centered medical homes in primary care practices. The pilot demonstrated that behavioral health integration is a necessary component of whole-person care and a complex, but highly accomplishable task; numerous transformation strategies can support the clinical, financial and cultural challenges to integration; and alternative payment models are essential to support sustainable, expandable and successful behavioral health services in primary care.

Client/Partner 
Conference 
Institute for Healthcare Improvement annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community.