Behavioral health in the Department of Defense Patient-Centered Medical Home: history, finance, poli

Authors, Primary Hunter,Christopher;Goodie,Jeffrey
Title Primary Behavioral health in the Department of Defense Patient-Centered Medical Home: history, finance, policy, work force development, and evaluation
Periodical Full Translational Behavioral Medicine
Pub Year 2012
Volume 2
issue 3
Start Page 355-363
Abstract ABSTRACT: Integrating behavioral health services into the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an important component for meeting the goals of easy access, whole person, coordinated, and integrated care. Unlike most PCMH initiatives, the Department of Defense's (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) launched its PCMH initiative with integrated behavioral health services. This integration facilitates the MHS's goal to meet its strategic imperatives under the "Quadruple Aim" of (1) maximizing readiness, (2) improving the health of the population, (3) enhancing the patient experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability), and (4) responsibly managing per capita cost of care. The MHS experience serves as a guide to other organizations. We discuss the historical underpinnings, funding, policy, and work force development strategies that contributed to integrated behavioral healthcare being a mandated component of the MHS’s PCMH.
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Cost and Reimbursement;Primary Care Workforce Issues;Policy Issues
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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