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Resources by Topic: Integrated service delivery

Reaching the Quadruple Aim: Workforce and Service Delivery Within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Summary of data collected between February and August 2019 on the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model's impact on the behavioral workforce and the aims of improving patient and provider experiences, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs. Discusses access and barriers to care, workforce capacity, primary care and behavioral healthcare integration, and offers recommendations for enhancing financing and reimbursement. Features statistics including populations served by CCBHCs, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and tribal locations.
Author(s): Dana Foney, Shannon Mace, Adriano Boccanelli
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Council for Behavioral Health, University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Supportive Services and Caregiving for Older Rural Adults: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary
Provides an overview of current supportive services and caregiving policies for rural seniors, in terms of availability, accessibility, and acceptability of services. Explores topics including long-term services and supports, telehealth, care coordination, transportation, stigma, and unpaid caregivers, and describes federal programs for older adults. Offers policy recommendations and considerations.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Integrating Oral and General Health Through Health Literacy Practices: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of panel discussions held December 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. by the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Topics include health literacy, care integration, interventions for children, and development of a research agenda. Chapter 6 includes a discussion of provision of oral health services in urban versus rural settings.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation 2018 Report to Congress
Reports to Congress on payment and service delivery models and initiatives tested or announced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation between October 2016 and 2018. Addresses Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models, population-based payment models, bundled payment models, and models that integrated Medicaid and Medicare beneficiary care. Identifies model adaptations for rural health organizations, such as the ACO Investment model, and includes a section on the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Using Implementation Facilitation to Implement Primary Care Mental Health Integration via Clinical Video Telehealth in Rural Clinics: Protocol for a Hybrid Type 2 Cluster Randomized Stepped-wedge Design
Presents a study on the effectiveness of telehealth in mental health integration in rural Veterans Health Administration clinics. Outlines implementation timeline and discusses the results of the implementation.
Author(s): Richard R. Owen, Eva N. Woodward, Karen L. Drummond, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science, 14, 33
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Case Studies of 6 Safety Net Organizations That Integrate Oral and Mental/Behavioral Health With Primary Care Services
Features an analysis of 6 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) integrating oral health and behavioral health with primary care across the country. Features one rural example.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): M. Langelier, S. Surdu, N. Goodwin
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2019
Detailed descriptions of 25 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2019. Lists grantees by state and focus area, including topics such as integrated service delivery, behavioral health, telehealth, and care coordination. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas served, network partners, and contacts for each network.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Three
Third annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Addresses the adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based payment (VBP) and alternative payment models (APMs). Offers an update and lessons learned on strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to behavioral health integration, data for improving health care quality and performance, health information technology, care coordination, and workforce development. Describes states' population health activities. Includes discussion of rural issues throughout the report.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Narrowing the Rural Oral Healthcare Gap: The 2017 Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Practice Symposium
Discusses a 2017 symposium on interprofessional oral health practice in rural communities. Details the current state of interprofessional practice, as well as goals for the future. Discusses the results of a number of survey questions given to the symposium participants.
Author(s): Sean G. Boynes, Ce Ce Heyward, Christine Kenney, et al.
Citation: BMC Oral Health, 18(Supplement 1), 212
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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Implementing an Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Program at Community Health Centers: Lessons from a Pilot Project in California
Evaluates the implementation phase of a pilot project to treat patients with opioid use disorder at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in California, including rural FQHCs. The pilot focused on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and integrating substance use and mental healthcare in a primary care setting.
Author(s): Jane Wishner, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jeremy Marks, Marni Epstein
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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