A substantial body of evidence for Collaborative Care has emerged since its development at the University of Washington in the 1990s. Beginning with the seminal IMPACT Trial published in 2002, more than 90 randomized controlled trials and several meta-analyses have shown the Collaborative Care model (CoCM) to be more effective than usual care for patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions.
Five reasons why collaborative care is beneficial to primary care providers and their patients.
Collaborative care proven equally effective for rural American Indian and Alaska native people. Read the article here.
This study at Montefiore Health System found that patients in sites using CoCM experienced a significant reduction in depression symptoms compared with patients in sites using colocation.
This article presents ways to address the challenges of implementing collaborative care in low- and middle-income countries using experiences from three large-scale implementations in India and Nepal.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a fact sheet detailing the four G codes that can be used to bill for behavioral health integration (BHI) and collaborative care management (CoCM) services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) answers frequently asked questions about billing Medicare for behavioral health integration (BHI) services using the four CMS BHI codes.
An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Sevices' payment codes for behavioral health integration.
This two page handout summarizes the AMA CPT codes for Behavioral Health Integration services.
This meta-analysis reviewed existing literature on the effectiveness of collaborative care interventions on depression symptoms for patients with cancer.