- Daniel Mullin, PsyD MPH, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
- Matthew Martin, PhD LMFT, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
- Constance van Eeghen, DrPH MHSA MBA, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Workshop Overview: Leaders in Integrated Behavioral Health can benefit from a tool that allows them to compare one primary care practice to another. These same leaders can also benefit from a tool that allows them to monitor changes in practice’s integration activities over time. The Practice Integration Profile 2.0 (PIP2) is a free, online questionnaire that provides valid and reliable feedback regarding a practice’s level of integration. Unlike a fidelity checklist, the PIP2 is model agnostic, meaning it can be used to assess all of a practice’s BH activities. Before attending this workshop we suggest (but do not require) attendees complete the PIP2 and bring their results to the workshop. The survey can be accessed at www.practiceintegrationprofile.com. Completing the survey is not required to participate in this workshop. Workshop Details: Operationalizing and implementing integrated behavioral health in primary care varies greatly and differs in the description, definition, conceptualization and ideals of integrated care. A valid and reliable measure of practice integration is needed. In 2013 the Agency for Health Care Research & Quality published the Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration. Although the Lexicon provided a theoretical description of integration, it did not provide a method to measure integration activities. Starting in 2013, a group of clinicians and researchers began development of such an instrument, the Practice Integration Profile (PIP). To date more than 1,000 unique integrated care practices have completed the PIP. In 2021, the PIP authors released an updated version, PIP 2.0. This revision relied on psychometric reviews of the PIP version 1.0, cognitive interviews with PIP users, and recent evolutions in the landscape of integrated care such as the widespread adoption of telehealth. This workshop will introduce participants to the PIP2 and its value to leaders in integrated care. Attendees will be encouraged to evaluate their own practice using the PIP2 before this workshop and will have an opportunity to review and discuss their results during the workshop. Below is a proposed timeline for a 60 minute workshop: 0-10 Introduction to the PIP and its development beginning with the AHRQ Lexicon in 2013 through its most recent update in 2021. 10-20 Detailed review of the domains of integration assessed by the PIP2, such as EHR integration, BH screening practices, population health strategies, etc. 20-30 A case example of using the PIP2 to inform practice improvement 30-45 Small Group review and discussion of PIP2 results. Attendees can discuss their own practice or use sample results to learn more about their practice and the PIP 45-55 Large group debrief of small group discussions 55-60 Final questions and discussion of next steps for PIP development
- ...describe the PIP2 and the ways in which it can help IBH leaders.
- ...interpret and compare PIP2 scores from multiple practices.
- ...apply PIP2 results to practice improvement and monitoring plan.