Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration: Success Stories From Clinicians on the Front Lines

September 29, 2021

Behavioral health continues to be at the forefront of health care, affecting quality of life and health outcomes, and the pandemic's impact has increased the number of patients who could benefit from behavioral health integration in primary care practices. NCQA Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration provides guidance for practices to establish solid and effective processes for ensuring that patients continue to get the right care at the right time, whether it's primary care or a behavioral health intervention. This special QIS course lets participants hear directly from clinicians who have embraced NCQA’s Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. Their success stories will resonate with and inspire any practice interested in taking the next steps toward providing coordinated care behavioral health and primary care clinicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the framework of NCQA’s Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.
  • Discuss the importance and role of behavioral health providers serving adult and pediatric patient populations.
  • Recognize behavioral healthcare methods that prevent, manage and treat behavioral health conditions.
  • Hear about the challenges, successes and overall value of integrated behavioral health services.

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Course summary
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Event starts: 
09/29/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
09/29/2021 - 2:30pm

Ritu Chandra, MD, FAAP
Preferred Medical Group


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