Improving Health Outcomes: Utilizing Integrated Behavioral Health and Value-Based Payment Modeling to Transform Healthcare with Older Adults – free webinar Wed Apr 12 at 10am

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

While behavioral and physical health conditions are deeply interconnected, services for medical and behavioral health needs have historically been treated in fragmented, dichotomous systems. Furthermore, the vast majority of healthcare is funded through a payment model based on individual care services provided, without regard to the effectiveness of that care upon payment.

Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) is an effort to effectively detect, intervene, and support patient management in behavioral factors related to chronic disease management, mental health issues and substance use, and health behaviors associated with better health outcomes. This is achieved by embedding mental health professionals within the primary care team to partner with medical professionals and offer a team-based, collaborative approach to whole person care.

In today’s discussion, we plan to review how utilizing an integrated approach to primary care funded by Value-based Care, a newer payment model which financially incentivizes effective and quality treatment, can improve health outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction, and reduce overall cost of care in senior health clinics.

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