Behavioral health is undergoing a significant change with a focus on measurement-based care which can assist in better delivering treatments. Community behavioral health practices can apply screening and follow-up plans with treatment targets and then use validated measurement tools, assess treatment response, and adjust treatment according to outcomes. Commonly used tools include the PHQ9 for depression and GAD7 for anxiety and in these settings it will be important to look beyond these tools. Measurement must be applied in a systematic fashion by the care team requiring re-thinking workflows. Data is entered into the registry for tracking and treatment is adjusted to reach preset clinical targets. Advancing this approach in community behavioral health settings is a central tool for enhancing and informing approaches to population health and improving and positioning the field for value-based payment initiatives. This presentation reviews measurement-based care approaches for behavioral and physical health in the SMI population as well as reviews examples of registry tracking and using aggregate data.
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- Contrast the core processes of effective measurement-based care with ineffective approaches.
- List common, validated measurement tools for assessing behavioral and physical symptoms in community mental health populations.
- Discuss how a registry can be used to monitor individual patients and improve population health with aggregated data.
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- Lori Raney, MD, is Principal at Health Management Associates and a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Raney is considered a leading authority on the collaborative care model and the bidirectional integration of primary care and behavioral health. She reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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