Dropping The “B” In CCBHC

Dropping The “B” In CCBHC

Over the last 15 years, health care providers and government officials have begun to understand that an individual’s mental health is just as important as physical health – and just how closely the two are connected. For someone to truly overcome a physical illness, like cancer or heart disease, that person must also be mentally healthy.

The Importance of Coordinating Data in Behavioral Health Under a Value-Based Model

The Importance of Coordinating Data in Behavioral Health Under a Value-Based Model

U.S. healthcare is in the midst of a transition from fee-for-service payment to a “value-based”
model. Under the fee-for-service model, there is little incentive to improve the patient’s health, or to coordinate care with other providers. This is a particular concern in behavioral health, where many patients experience co-occurring disorders, such as bipolar disorder and diabetes, or depression and alcoholism.