What is the Behavioral Health Integration
Collaborative Care Model (BHI

Outreach to and engagement in treatment of a patient directed by the treating physician or other qualified health care professional.

Review by the psychiatric consultant with modifications of the plan if recommended.

Initial assessment of the patient, including administration of validated rating scales, with the development of an individualized treatment plan

Entering patient in a registry and tracking patient follow-up and progress using the registry, with appropriate documentation, and participation in weekly caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant.

Provision of brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and other focused treatment strategies.

What are the keys for a successful BHI CoCM Program for your Organization?

  • Clinical Guidelines for best practices

  • Team-based care expertise

  • Patient Engagement digital and personal strategy with 24/7 access

  • A Single coordinated Care Management Platform

Up to 75% of primary care visits include mental or behavioral health components. This includes behavioral factors related to chronic disease management, mental health issues, substance use, smoking or other tobacco use, and the impact of stress, diet, and exercise on health. Behavioral health factors have an outsized influence on morbidity and mortality, and are the source of a large portion of family physicians' frustrations with the health care system.

Use of health care services decreased by 16% for those receiving behavioral health treatment, while it increased by 12% for patients who were not treated for their behavioral health care needs