IHCI Trainings

The Integrated Health Care Initiative at Mental Health America of Greater Houston strives to offer the health care community the latest information on best practice models to support integration in a clinical setting. Check back regularly for upcoming trainings!

If you would like to secure any of the following trainings for your practice, please click HERE.

For more information about any of our IHCI trainings, please contact the Integrated Health Care Initiative team at ihci@mhahouston.org.

 

Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) Model: Thursday, September 15, 2022 12-1:30PM

The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is a systematic approach to the treatment of behavioral health conditions (mental health and/or substance use) in primary care settings. The model integrates the services of behavioral health care managers (BHCMs) and consulting psychiatrists with primary care provider (PCP) oversight to proactively manage behavioral health conditions as chronic diseases, rather than treating acute symptoms.

This training will help you:

  • Understand the key components of the CoCM model.
  • Identify the team members essential for the CoCM model.
  • Understand essentials for practice transformation.

Click here to register for Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) Model

Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12-1:30PM

The PCBH Model focuses on enhancing the primary care team’s ability to manage and treat behavioral health problems and biopsychosocial-influenced health conditions, resulting in improvements in primary care services for the entire clinic population. In this model, the Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) are part of the primary care team with expertise in the social, behavioral, emotional, and psychological aspects of health.

This training will help you:

  • Understand the key components of the PCBH model.
  • Identify the team members essential for the PCBH model.
  • Understand essentials for practice transformation.

Click here to register for Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model

PCBH: Fee for Service (FFS): Thursday, October 13, 2022 12-2PM

This training will help you:

  • Identify codes that can be used within the PCBH model.
  • Identify ways to appropriately reimburse your organization based on a deeper knowledge of the rules.
  • Understand which tools and resources are available to help with billing and coding within the PCBH model.

Click here to register for Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH): Fee for Service (FFS)

CoCM: A Financial Opportunity for Primary Care Organizations: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12-1:30PM

The evidence-based model Collaborative Care is recognized by CMS with dedicated CPT codes for Medicare beneficiaries; is reimbursed by commercial plans; and has now been added to the state Medicaid fee schedule. Collaborative Care allows for a systemic approach to managing patients with depression and anxiety, populations that are often closely tied to other quality and payment incentives, HEDIS measures, and value-based payment initiatives. This training will:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the CoCM model and related codes.
  • Provide guidance on best practices for CoCM model implementation and billing.

Click here to register for COCM: A Financial Opportunity for Primary Care Organizations

Psychiatric Consultation: A Core Component of CoCM: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12-1:30PM

This training will provide an understanding of the Collaborative Care model and the role of psychiatric consultation. This training will:

  • Provide guidance on best practices for hiring and/or contracting with psychiatric consultants.
  • Provide guidance and best practices for optimizing psychiatric consultation.
  • Provide resources such as training materials and documentation guidance.

Click here to register for Psychiatric Consultation

Boot Camp for Collaborative Care Teams: Wednesday, January 11, 2023: 10AM-3PM

This comprehensive workshop will provide a detailed understanding of the CoCM model, the primary roles within the model, and best practices for implementation and case finding.

This workshop will:

  • Provide Care Managers with an understanding of core skills for care management including documentation, evidence based practices, and optimizing electronic health records and registries.
  • Review diagnostic considerations for depression and anxiety, as well as an overview of medications for non-prescribers.
  • Review applicable CPT codes and billing for the CoCM model.

Click here to register for Boot Camp for Collaborative Care Teams

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