Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services – Project 3.a.i
Integration of Behavioral Health Services into Primary Care Services (Model 1) and the integration of Primary Care Services into Behavioral Health Sites (Model 2) can provide timely access for patients to better manage and cope with mental health and physical health. Early detection will allow for better treatment and ensure treatments for medical and behavioral health conditions are compatible and do not cause adverse effects.
Care Compass Network’s Goals
- Increase early identification and detection of behavioral health and substance use disorders in primary care to allow patients to receive counseling and intervention services to mitigate high no show rates and remove stigma barriers to care.
- Provide evidence-based training and forum opportunities to build and support primary care’s capacity to address and conduct behavioral health and substance abuse screenings.
- Provide timely access to Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care to allow for rapid interventions, de-escalation and connection to outpatient and specialty psychiatric services.
- Improve care coordination and communication between socio, medical and Behavioral Health Services across the continuum of care.
- Provide access to Primary Care services for behavioral health patients where they already have an established and trusting relationship.
- Engage patients in the development of care plan, action plans, self-management goals and lifestyle modifications.
- Decrease the number of avoidable admissions to Hospital emergency departments for preventable illnesses.
Who is Eligible to Participate in the Project?
Depending on the model chosen, any Primary Care Provider that is Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certified or wants to become certified and outpatient Behavioral Health Providers (Article 31 or Article 32) can be eligible to participate.
Latest News & Updates
New NYS MAT Requirements – April 18, 2019
In an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths, increased access to buprenorphine treatment is urgently needed. New York State now requires that patients who have been treated for an opioid overdose in the emergency room be provided medication-assisted treatment or a referral for MAT before discharge. Under current regulations, authorized practitioners are required to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Click here to find an upcoming waiver training opportunity.
Buprenorphine Resources – March 12, 2019
During a recent Buprenorphine Waiver training, the trainers provided additional resources and materials for the participants. Click here to view the list of additional reading materials.
Peer Support Toolkit – November 7, 2018
The Peer Support Toolkit, developed by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, is an interactive guide addressing specific implementation issues relevant to agencies in various stages of integrating peer support services. […] Download Toolkit
School Mental Health Resource & Training Center Launches to Support New York Schools with Mental Health Instruction – September 6, 2018
The Mental Health Association of New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) has officially launched the School Mental Health Resource & Training Center to assist all New York State public and private schools with the implementation of the new state law that requires mental health education in all K-12 classrooms. The new law ensures that all elementary, middle, and high school students receive instruction in mental health and wellness, emphasizing mental health literacy to prepare students with lifelong skills to understand mental wellness and increase their awareness of when and how to access treatment or support for themselves or others. […] Read Press Release
OASAS Approved Screening Instruments – August 2, 2018
NYS OASAS has approved several evidence-based screening instruments for alcohol and substance use disorder. As new screening instruments become available or approved, the website will be updated to give providers the most up-to-date list of evidence-based screening tools. Visit the OASAS website to view the approved list.
Building a Brighter Tomorrow – May 29, 2018
Care Compass Network recently collaborated with Binghamton University School of Social Work to provide SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) training to 17 Master in Social Work students. The training was incorporated into an elective course, “Addictions and Social Work,” and students who completed the […] Read More
Pediatricians Call for Universal Depression Screening for Teens – February 26, 2018
About 50% of adolescents with depression are diagnosed before they reach adulthood. To address this issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released an updated guidelines calling for universal screening for depression in adolescents. […] Read More
Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series Program Final Report – December 11, 2017
Over the past 12 months, 10 Action Teams from across New York State have participated in the first year of the MAX Series Program, which focused on the integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services. These 10 Action Teams have been comprised of clinicians, administrators, and community providers. Click here to view the New York State Department of Health’s report on lessons learned from a few of the Action Teams.
Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role of the Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention – December 8, 2017
Suicide is a critical issues across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health diagnosis. Unfortunately, suicide rates have been climbing over the last several decades, with an increase of 24% within the United States over the last 15 years […] Read More
RHIO/QE Connections and Barriers Survey – December 5, 2017
The New York State Offices of Mental Health (OMH) and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) are conducting a survey measuring Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)/Qualified Entities (QE) connections and barriers that Behavioral Health providers may have or encounter. […] Read More
The 5 Stages of Change – November 15, 2017
Breaking the cycle of change begins with a deeper understanding of what the process of change actually looks like. Katherine Schafler, a NYC-based Psychotherapist, explains the 5 stages of changing your behavior; 1. Pre-contemplation, 2. Contemplation, 3. Preparation, 4. Action, and […] Read More
Eight Competencies of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Clinicians – November 8, 2017
In 2016 over 100 behavioral health clinicians, primary care physicians, and administrators came together to try to isolate and describe the competencies that behavioral health clinicians in primary care should bring to a health team. The meeting was the culmination of a 6-month process of meetings and exchanging ideas. Check out the new video that introduces the eight competencies. For additional information on the competencies that are in the report from late 2016, click here.
Important Notice – Quarterly Reporting due by October 25th – October 18, 2017
For Partners Contracted to do Project Work: With the first 6 months of DSRIP Year 3 complete, CCN must submit the patient engagement reporting data to the DSRIP Independent Assessor in order to earn performance dollars tied to speed and scale. If you have not submitted your date for April 1st – September 30th 2017, please submit your activity by October 25th. All speed and scale reports or any document (could include a screenshot, email, word document, excel file, etc) that includes PHI should be submitted via the sFTP site. For additional information on the sFTP site, please click here to view the CCN sFTP Guide.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Online Training Program – October 4, 2017
The Center for Practice Innovations is offering a FREE online, interactive SBIRT training for healthcare professionals. This 4-hour online training is an evidence-based approach that identifies patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. The goal of SBIRT is to reduce and prevent related health consequences, disease, accidents and injuries. View the SBIRT training on CCN’s HWapps webpage. Need to create an account? Click here to set up your HWapps account.
National Council for Behavioral Health Educational Videos – September 14, 2017
The National Council for Behavioral Health has produced a series of short, educational videos for the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program to assist PPS network providers with implementing best practices for integrated care. There are four videos: Brief Intervention, Warm Handoff – Motivational Interviewing, Warm Handoff – Anxiety, and Morning Huddle […] Watch Videos
Care Compass Network Supports Partner Organizations Through IT Funding Opportunities – August 24, 2017
Care Compass Network (CCN) can help support partner organizations through approved IT funding opportunities. Currently, programs are in place to assist partners with new implementations of EMR/ EHR systems and to provide funding to accommodate […] Read More
Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care Model 1 Webinar – June 21, 2017
Project Manager, Bouakham Rosetti and Emily Pape, Director of Population Health will discuss the quality metrics associated with Project 3ai Model 1 during DSRIP year 3 and discuss any project-specific items and changes to the Phase II Appendix C […] Watch Now
Integration of Primary Care into Behavioral Health Model 2 (Project 3ai) Webinar – June 14, 2017
Nancy Frank, Project Manager and Emily Pape, Director of Population Health provide an understanding of the metrics that will be associated with Project 3ai Model 2 during DSRIP Year 3 as well as discuss the changes in payment, project deliverables and a few frequently asked questions […] Watch Now