Our Progress Step-by-Step

Over the past two years, we have passed a $60M national bill (with a 10 percent set aside for Collaborative Care); influenced state regulators in Texas, Maryland, and Washington to adopt our network adequacy and parity standards; educated hundreds of employer and insurance representatives and thousands of primary care doctors, psychiatrists, and other medical staff; and launched local pilots and a state-wide Collaborative & Measurement-based Care scaling effort in Texas.

See the readings below for more details about our step-by-step progress as an organization and nation.

Nov 23, 2022

Collaborative Care Model 101

From our partner organization, the American Psychiatric Association, these resources explain the Collaborative Care Model and how to successfully integrate it into a primary care setting, including training, implementation, reimbursement, and more.

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Nov 1, 2022

Improving Behavioral Health Care for Youth Through Collaborative Care Expansion

Policy brief provides a national scan of Medicaid programs to understand which states cover Collaborative Care and how.

May 25, 2022

APA Expresses Concerns About Lack of Parity Enforcement in Letter to DOL Secretary

Letter to Department of Labor Secretary urging more dedicated parity enforcement

May 16, 2022

The Practice and Billing Toolkit: Tools for successful implementation of the Collaborative Care Model

The American Psychiatric Association created a toolkit compiling sample tools and resources from pioneer practices that have implemented the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) and are billing for services delivered in the model.

Mar 30, 2022

Behavioral Health Care When Americans Need It: Ensuring Parity and Care

Testimony to Senate Finance Committee by Meadows President Andy Keller, Ph. D

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Mar 20, 2022

US Senate, Finance Committee Hearing on Behavioral Health Care When Americans Need It 

HR Policy statement to the Senate Finance Committee recommending any legislation include funding for integrated care, specifically the Collaborative Care Model, and remove barriers employers face in expanding telehealth offerings to employees.

Mar 17, 2022

Integration and the Pediatric Behavioral Health Workforce

Integrating mental health and substance use treatment into pediatric care holds tremendous potential for addressing workforce challenges. By leveraging both pediatric primary care and behavioral health specialty care workforces, we can make significant strides in providing comprehensive care to young patients.

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Jan 1, 2022

Collaborative Care Implementation Costs Across Health Care Systems

This report from MMHPI analyzes CoCM implementation cost data from 10 health systems nationwide that varied in size, U.S. region, and urban or rural setting.

Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Mental health treatment is most effective when symptoms are identified and addressed early, similar to all health conditions. By implementing Measurement-based Care into mental health and substance use treatment—which involves the use of validated metrics to regularly monitor symptoms and outcomes— clinicians can tailor treatment to individual needs, adjusting care at key decision points throughout the treatment plan.