Advancing and Sustaining Integrated Care in Minnesota

Join the conversation with 15 health systems comprising the MN Health Collaborative who together are advancing towards greater integration by using a shared framework for action, and earn 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Friday, August 9, 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul, Minn.

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Integrating effective behavioral health into primary care through the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is evidence-based and shown to improve outcomes, prevent downstream health costs, and can help improve access to mental health services. At this event, led by Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Director of the University of Washington AIMS Center, participants will learn how health systems can implement this model, including practical strategies such as how services can be billed through the new CMS collaborative care management codes. Medicare started to reimburse for the model in 2017, and an increasing number of private payers and state Medicaid programs are also reimbursing for the model.

Participants will learn:

  • A brief overview of the Collaborative Care Model
  • Practical strategies to implement the CoCM and measurement-based treatment-to-target
  • How to overcome common barriers to practice transformation and sustainability, including CoCM billing requirements, documentation, and clinical workflow challenges
  • Minnesota examples and the framework by which Minnesota health systems are advancing IBH

Who Should Attend:

  • Integrated Behavioral Health champions and health system leadership
  • Providers/Clinicians, both primary care and mental health
  • Practice Administrators – those who handle billing and documentation for practices
  • Payers/Purchasers


Friday, August 9, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Integrated Care Team
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Director, AIMS Center – University of Washington
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Billing, Workflow, and other Administrative Tools for Successful Implementation of the Collaborative Care Model
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Director, AIMS Center – University of Washington
Becky Yowell, Director, Reimbursement Policy, American Psychiatric Association
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Effective Strategies for Advocating for the Collaborative Care Codes
Michelle Dirst, Director, Practice Management and Delivery Systems Policy, American Psychiatric Association
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Break
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Integrated Behavioral Health in Minnesota – The Current Landscape
Mark Williams, MD, Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic Ryan Engdahl, PhD, LP Director, Behavioral Health Operations and Collaborative Care
Angela Mattson, D.N.P., M.S., R.N., N.E.-B.C., Nurse Administrator, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Mayo Clinic
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Q&A

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Local supporters of this event are ICSI, Minnesota Health Action Group, and Minnesota Psychiatric Society

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.