Designing Payment for Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care

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The objective of this study was to design a bundled case rate that aligned with the variation found in evidence-based depression care in primary care or Collaborative Care for Depression. The investigation's findings supported a monthly case rate design that better matched payment with variation compared with a one-year fixed design. 

Health Services Research
Publication date
October 2011
Bao Y, Casalino LP, Ettner SL, Bruce ML, Solberg LI, Unützer J.