2016 Delivering Integrated Care in the Era of Health Care Reform: Increasing Access to Care Treatment and Services for Improved Outcomes

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Megan Marx-Varela, MPA, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Dale Meyer, MS, People Encouraging People, Baltimore, MD

The Behavioral Health Home is an important means by which to unite the diverse components of an individual’s care in order to insure that care, treatment and services provided are accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. With the advent of health care reform, an increasing number of behavioral health care organizations have sought to offer integrated primary physical health care for the individuals and families that they serve.

In this workshop we will discuss the decision making process for behavioral health care organizations considering offering integrated care, with a focus on how the provision of medication assisted treatment is included in that process. This will include reviewing a sample of certification standards, and discussing how organizations can achieve compliance with them. For organizations considering obtaining Behavioral Health Home certification this workshop will provide a framework to get started, and for those already certified, it will refine both their understanding of and their approach to offering integrated care.