Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment Introductory Webinar

You can view the webinar recording below. Supporting documents such as webinar slides, transcript, speaker bios, and additional resources are available to download by scrolling to the attachments section below.

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Description: 

A webinar to introduce a new resource to support providers in integrating primary care in a behavioral health organization (see links below) was held on March 28th, 2013. The webinar introduced the assessment tool, provided background on the development, and discussed how organizations can use the tool to enhance their integration approach. Nationally known integration experts Dr. Ben Miller and Mary Rainwater, who were essential in the development of the tool, lead the call. Catherine Ryder, Executive Director at Tri-County Mental Health Services, also joined the call to discuss using the tool in a provider setting. The call also included a participant question and answer section.

The Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment (BHICA) is designed to assist behavioral health organizations in assessing their ability to integrate primary care services. The BHICA allows behavioral health organizations to evaluate their current processes related to three approaches to integrated care: coordinate care; co-locate care; or build primary care capacity in-house. 

The online version of the tool (must log in to use) is available here:

  1. Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment (BHICA) - Introduction
  2. Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment (BHICA) - Tool

The downloadable version of the tool (no login necessary) is available here:

  1. Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment Tool
  2. Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment Interactive Evaluation Grid

Leaders and providers who work in behavioral health organizations, such as community mental health centers, or health care organizations such as federally qualified health centers; individuals engaged in designing new models of integrated care for vulnerable populations, such as behavioral health homes; and organizations or associations that work with individuals in these organizations may all be interested in learning more about this new tool.

The tool was developed by The Lewin Group and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement under a contract with the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.

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