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There is a substantial need for quality measurement in behavioral health. This focus on behavioral health quality measurement stems from the advent of health care reform, as well as the growing recognition of the impact of mental health on population health and health care costs. Two recently published journal articles as well as a newly released toolkit highlight the need for quality measurement of behavioral health. A June 2016 article, “...
Post date: July 12, 2016
In April 2016, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy (NQS). For the first time, these reports are combined into the 2015 QDR and NQS Report  a “single document that describes the nation’s progress in improving health care access,...
Post date: June 07, 2016
The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed a comprehensive report with recommendations that provide a catalyst for moving the integration of primary care and behavioral health forward. The research...
Post date: March 14, 2016
The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine assembled stakeholders from across Colorado to reach consensus on the core competencies for licensed behavioral health providers working in primary care. The process involved a review of published competencies, two online surveys to solicit feedback and...
Post date: March 14, 2016
The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) was created to drive alignment in payment approaches across the public and private sectors of the U.S. health care system. The CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), the federally funded research and development center operated by the MITRE Corporation, was asked to convene this initiative. To advance this goal, the Alternative Payment Models Framework and Progress Tracking Work Group (“the...
Post date: March 11, 2016
A new resource on Clinical Measures has been developed by the Academy Team and is now available on the portal. A literature search was conducted to find peer-reviewed articles and reports that focus on the quality of integration between behavioral and physical health care settings. The literature search was limited to prevalent physical and mental health conditions that are commonly comorbid such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and...
Post date: September 21, 2015
The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) partnered with the National Center for Interprofessional Education to create a series of five podcasts, “Stories from the Nexus: Progress and Promise.” The podcasts are based on the PCPCC report “Progress and Promise: Profiles in Interprofessional Health Training to Develop Patient-Centered Primary Care.”...
Post date: July 10, 2015
The new 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) provides an overview of the quality of health care services for the general U.S. population and of health care disparities experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. It covers more than 250 measures of quality and disparities across various health care services and settings.  Every year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released the National Healthcare Quality Report...
Post date: July 10, 2015
A team of researchers led by Rodger Kessler has developed the Vermont Integration Profile (VIP), “a set of standardized measures of integrated care processes to use in both practice implementation and improvement efforts and in research.” As explained in the Research in Progress feature of the Health Psychologist Newsletter of the American...
Post date: April 06, 2015
The AHRQ Academy has released two new resources: a guidebook and a literature review for the integrated care workforce. These products are the result of a qualitative study that aimed to assist the field of primary care and behavioral health in identifying core professional practices for successful integration of behavioral health in primary care. The report, A Guidebook of Professional Practices for...
Post date: March 20, 2015

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