Integrated Care

Improving access to mental health services and the overall health of patients.

Mental health is essential to improving overall health outcomes across the lifespan. Psychiatrists are uniquely positioned to improve access to mental health care and improve the whole health of patients by using effective integrated care models. By treating both the mental and physical needs of children, adolescents, and adults, we will better meet the triple aim of improved patient outcomes and satisfaction at a lower cost by addressing common, disabling and costly behavioral health problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder).

As our understanding of how to best integrate care to deliver high-quality services has grown so too has interest among payers, providers, and health systems about how to best implement evidence-based integrated care models. This guide provides information on effective models of integrated care, as well as training opportunities and additional resources.


Learn About Integrated Care

Explore effective models in integrated care.

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Get Trained in Integrated Care

Learn about the benefits and opportunities included in the APA's integrated care training program.

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Implement Integrated Care

Learn more about how to implement integrated care, including the Collaborative Care Model.

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Making the Case: Medicaid Payment for the Collaborative Care Model

View resources for psychiatrists advocating for Medicaid payment for the Collaborative Care Model. This includes:

  • Overview of the Collaborative Care Model
  • Talking points to use when speaking with payers
  • Funding streams available for implementation, including states with 1115 waivers
  • Examples of states implementing the model through legislation and Medicaid waivers, and
  • Additional resources about the Collaborative Care Model

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Supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.