- Ryan Jackman, MD
- Jessica Stephen Premo, PhD, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, SCL Health, Grand Junction, CO
- Amy Davis, MD, MPH, Medical Director HIV Specialty Clinic, St. Mary’s Family Medicine, Grand Junction, CO
- Alicia Gutierrez, MSW,LSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, CO
- Lucy Graham, RN, HIV Medicine, St. Mary’s Family Medicine, Grand Junction, CO
- Marie Collier, MD, Neurologist, Epileptologist, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
- Candace Henrikson, AMFT, Medical Family Therapy Intern, St. Mary’s Family Medicine & St. Mary’s Neurology Clinic, Grand Junction, CO
- Gabriela Reitz, high school student with epilepsy, trained as a peer mentor within a peer support group for teenagers with epilepsy, Grand Junction, CO
The evidence for integrating behavioral health into medical practices continues to grow, and the value of doing so is often recognized collectively as an ideal. However, in practice there are many barriers to implementing integrated behavioral health models into medical practices, including specialty practices. These barriers include financial reimbursement, clinical workflows, and the availability of personnel. This workshop aims to provide attendees the opportunity to interact with both medical and behavioral health providers who have implemented different levels of integrated models in their specialty practices, and learn about ways to address barriers and expand their integrated services.
- Identify various models of integrated care in specialty care settings, and recognize practical actions that were taken in the implementation of each of these models
- Describe approaches that have been utilized to address barriers to integrated care implementation, including: o Distinct approaches for reimbursement of services, including development of a proforma o Ways in which specialty medicine clinics such as HIV, Addiction, and Integrative medicine can benefit from integrated behavioral health
- Develop a plan for implementing and expanding various models of integrated care in specialty care settings within one’s appointed organizations
- Gold, S. B., & Green, L. A. (2019). Integrated behavioral health in primary care : Your patients are waiting. Denver: Springer.
- Hoang T, Goetz MB, Yano EM, et al. The impact of integrated HIV care on patient health outcomes. Med Care. 2009;47(5):560-7.
- https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/diagnosis/you-and-your-healthcare-team/psychologists -- AND -- https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/challenges-epilepsy/moods-and-behavior/cognitive-therapies