Integration Highway: Bi-Directional Coordination and Integration at the Payor and Delivery System Levels
This presentation provides an overview of how local initiatives supported by statewide resources and technical support from California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions are enabling communities to craft individually tailored primary care/behavioral health integration solutions that defy the odds. The presentation offers lessons learned about how health plans are working with mental health plans and providers to study the quality and cost impact of integrated care coordination in order to build a business case for sustainability; practices that will help providers work together to braid and blend multiple funding sources that support integrated care; and how to engage foundations and payors to provide seed money to support these efforts.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe how coordination at the payor level supports integration at the provider level. Discuss practices that help provider organizations work together to braid and blend funding and pilot effective local integration efforts. Assess approaches to financing integration pilots that demonstrate the potential for financial sustainability.
Keyword(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Linkins has worked in the area of integrated systems and care for over 15 years, beginning as a Co-PI of a research demonstration targeting older adults with mental health and substance use disorders funded by SAMHSA and HRSA. She has led more than 50 research, evaluation, technical assistance, and strategic planning projects for Federal agencies, states, foundations, and community based organizations and clinics.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.