|Source||The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (2014)|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Nardone, M.; S. Snyder, and J. Paradise|
|Selection||Grey literature; Financing & sustainability|
Interested in both improving care and controlling Medicaid costs, and aided by federal reforms and investment, states, health plans and provider systems are increasingly developing and implementing strategies to better integrate physical and behavioral health services. Efforts to date have taken a variety of forms, but two central themes emerge. One is the importance of identifying all of a patient’s health care needs regardless of why or through what door he or she entered the health care system. The other is the broad goal of person-centered care and the specific role of care coordination in achieving it. This brief examines several approaches that state Medicaid programs, health plans, and providers are pursuing, ranging from relatively modest steps to improve coordination between the physical and behavioral health systems, to more ambitious efforts to fully integrate them.
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|Note||This grey literature reference is included in the Academy's Literature Collection in keeping with our mission to gather all sources of information on integration. Grey literature is comprised of materials that are not made available through traditional publishing avenues. Often, the information from unpublished resources can be limited and the risk of bias cannot be determined.|