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Integrated Behavioral Health Alliance of Oregon

Established June 2014

Workgroup Chair

Lynnea Lindsey, PhD, MSCP Director of Behavioral Health Services, Legacy Health

Organizations Represented

AllCare Health CCO
Columbia Pacific CCO
Jackson Care Connect CCO
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Providence Medical Group
St Charles Health Care System
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

2016 Accomplishments

2015 Work Recommended Minimum Standards for PCPCH Providing Integrated Care incorporated into 2017 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Recognition Criteria Technical Specifications and Reporting Guide

Invited to participate on the Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative

2016 Work Product

IBHAO Recommended Measures: Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration

Goals for 2017

Establish a technical specifications reference guide for the 2016 IBHAO Recommended Measures

2015 Work Product

Recommended Minimum Standards for PCPCH Providing Integrated Care

Adopted Definitions

“Integrated Health Care” means care provided to individuals and their families in a patient centered primary care home or behavioral health home by licensed primary care clinicians, behavioral health clinicians and other care team members working together to address one or more of the following: mental illness, substance use disorders, health behaviors that contribute to chronic illness, life stressors and crises, developmental risk/conditions, stress-related physical symptoms, preventative care, and ineffective patterns of health care utilization.

"Behavioral Health Clinician" means: a licensed psychiatrist, a licensed psychologist, a certified nurse practitioner with a specialty in psychiatric mental health, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified clinical social work associate, an intern or resident who is working under a board-approved supervisory contract in a clinical mental health field; or any other clinician whose authorized scope of practice includes mental health diagnosis and treatment.

Purpose Statement

Behavioral health care is an integral component of the Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) that focuses on the psychological and social determinants that affect overall health. Integrated Behavioral Health Alliance of Oregon (IBHAO), a workgroup of CCO Oregon, will help define the scope and standards of excellent, evidence-based behavioral health provision in the state of Oregon that is essential to our achievement of the Triple Aim.
Adopted December 2014

IBHAO promotes the full integration of behavioral health and physical health services in primary care, behavioral health care and urgent care settings, providers in patient centered primary care homes and behavioral health homes may use billing codes applicable to the behavioral health and physical health services that are provided.


Upcoming Events

CCO Oregon is planning events for Fall 2018... stay tuned! And, in the meantime, check out our most recent event the 2018 Annual Meeting ...

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