2019 Best Practice Awards Submission for Behavioral Health Interventions
A centralized behavioral health counselor was made available for unlimited referrals to 21 primary care practices. There were over 720 referrals, over 330 unique individuals documented/counseled, and over 1,600 patient encounters completed within 2.5 years. A directory of behavioral and mental health service agencies was maintained to directly assist with coordinating patient referrals and connections to resources. Behavioral Health was provided to PO-specific members free of charge or cost-sharing.