Integration – Real World Profiles



The Commonwealth Fund recently featured Behavioral Health Integration: Approaches from the Field in their newsletter. This article profiles health systems, hospitals, and community health centers that have adopted integrated behavioral health and primary care integration despite lacking a direct source of reimbursement.

Those profiled include:

  • Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee – Federally qualified health center and community health center
  • Carolinas HealthCare System, North Carolina – Integrated delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations
  • Advocate Health Care, a Downers Grove, Illinois – Integrated delivery system with more than 250 sites of care including 12 hospitals
  • Intermountain Healthcare, Utah and Idaho – Integrated delivery system with 22 hospitals and 185 ambulatory care clinics.
  • St. Charles Health System in conjunction with PacificSource Community Solutions, Oregon – Care Coordination Organization comprises St. Charles Health System, a four-hospital system headquartered in Bend, Oregon, that joined with health plans, provider groups, dentists, community organizations, and others in the region to create the Central Oregon Health Council, the governance entity for PacificSource Community Solutions.

The profiles describe the organization and the unique approach used to integration, including impetus for change to integrated care, staffing, funding, and goals.

Review full profiles in the Commonwealth Fund newsletter article, Behavioral Health Integration: Approaches from the Field.