The Role of TeleBehavioral Health Services
in an Integrated Behavioral
and Primary Care System

by
Marcy Rosenbaum, LCSW, ...
Marcy S. Rosenbaum
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Current employment: Beha...
Southwest Virginia Community
Healthcare Systems, Inc.
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Group of 4 non-profit federally qualified health
care cente...
What is Integrated Behavioral
Healthcare?
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Model of care with a systematic coordination of
physical and behavioral healt...
Service Delivery System
(i.e.. hospital, school, primary care office, CSB, telehealth)

Behavioral
Healthcare

Physical
He...
Why provide behavioral health
services in primary care setting?
Most psychiatric treatment is provided by
non-psychiatric ...
Why provide behavioral health
services in primary care setting?
The burden of care for MH patients is
greater than current...
Patient’s Integrated Service Needs
High Blood Pressure

Hepatitis

Alcoholism

Depression

PTSD

Anxiolytic Abuse
Behavioral Health Consultation at Southwest
Virginia Community Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Psychiatric assessment
 Psychoth...
Flow of Integrated Services
New or Returning Patient
PCP and/or nurse screen for behavioral health issue
Refer to BHC
(opt...
Typical 30min. BHC session
 (5min.)

Introduction
 (5min.) Snapshot
 (5-10min.) Functional Analysis
 (5-10min.) Proble...
Tele-Behavioral Health Services
The delivery of behavioral health services
utilizing real-time or near real-time
interacti...
To Bill for Tele-behavioral
Health Services:
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Eligible locations
 Federally

Qualified
Health Centers
 Rural Health Cl...
Reimbursement
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April 7th, 2010, Virginia Governor passed joint
legislative action approving insurance coverage
for...
Flow of Integrated Services using Tele-behavioral health
New or Returning Patient

PCP and/or nurse screen for behavioral ...
Clinician use of tele-behavioral health
services within the integrated care
model:
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Schedule use of telehealth...
Benefits Include:
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Patients have access to behavioral health
services in localities that do not have BH
provid...
References
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Robinson, P.JH. &Reiter, J.T. (2007). Behavioral
Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrat...
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  • So all these dx are part of the patient and they intersect with each other.
    With SA and BH services from the BHC, the patient can have integrated services in one location to address most of their needs.
  • Overview of how they are used in our center.
    AFTER
    Give Case example of patient with Sally Pennings: Pt. came to Sally, acknowledged alcohol abuse, she called me in for introduction and I explained BHC substance abuse services and built rapport, patient came for further screening with me and follow-up visits. I gave feedback to Sally on SA issues and she consulted with me regarding medical issues that may have been SA related. (COGNITIVE AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENT EPISODES)
    In this example, Sally can use SBIRT and her medical coding on the first visit and then medical codes thereafter. I used the SBIRT codes based on the time I spent with patient.
  • Overview of how they are used in our center.
    AFTER
    Give Case example of patient with Sally Pennings: Pt. came to Sally, acknowledged alcohol abuse, she called me in for introduction and I explained BHC substance abuse services and built rapport, patient came for further screening with me and follow-up visits. I gave feedback to Sally on SA issues and she consulted with me regarding medical issues that may have been SA related. (COGNITIVE AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENT EPISODES)
    In this example, Sally can use SBIRT and her medical coding on the first visit and then medical codes thereafter. I used the SBIRT codes based on the time I spent with patient.
  • The Role of Telebehavioral Health Services in an Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care System

    1. 1. The Role of TeleBehavioral Health Services in an Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care System by Marcy Rosenbaum, LCSW, CSAC
    2. 2. Marcy S. Rosenbaum      Licensed Clinical Social Worker Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Current employment: Behavioral Health Consultant for Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems (FQHC) Over 5 years experience using tele-behavioral health. Work history:        Behavioral Health Consultant, primary care Youth Counselor, CSB Clinical SW, psychiatric Hospital Drug Abuse Counselor, Job Corps Center CPS Worker, DSS SA Prevention Specialist, CSB: in school setting SA Residential Tech., CSB residential treatment
    3. 3. Southwest Virginia Community Healthcare Systems, Inc.    Group of 4 non-profit federally qualified health care centers (FQHC) and one regional dental clinic dedicated to improving the access to affordable, quality, comprehensive and preventative healthcare in rural southwest Virginia. 2011 nominee by HRSA’s (Health Resources Services Administration) Office on Rural Health Policy as one of the best practices in the nation for providing integrated behavioral health/ primary care services. Staffed with 3 behavioral health consultants.
    4. 4. What is Integrated Behavioral Healthcare?  Model of care with a systematic coordination of physical and behavioral healthcare merged into one service delivery system.  PCP and Behavioral Health Consultant work together for patient’s overall health.  Behavioral Health Consultant offers help with behaviors, stress, worry, emotional concerns about physical health and other life problems that interfere with overall wellness.
    5. 5. Service Delivery System (i.e.. hospital, school, primary care office, CSB, telehealth) Behavioral Healthcare Physical Healthcare
    6. 6. Why provide behavioral health services in primary care setting? Most psychiatric treatment is provided by non-psychiatric medical providers. 1  70% of primary care appointments are related to psychosocial issues. 1  Medical and emotional/behavioral issues are often co-occurring.  Adults with any mental illness are more likely than adults without a mental illness to have chronic health conditions. 2 (cont.) 
    7. 7. Why provide behavioral health services in primary care setting? The burden of care for MH patients is greater than current MH settings can provide.  Approx. 1 out of 4 patients will make it to a behavioral health appointment referred to a setting outside of PCP office. 3  Less stigma and discrimination to go to PCP office for care. 
    8. 8. Patient’s Integrated Service Needs High Blood Pressure Hepatitis Alcoholism Depression PTSD Anxiolytic Abuse
    9. 9. Behavioral Health Consultation at Southwest Virginia Community Healthcare Systems, Inc. Psychiatric assessment  Psychotherapy  Substance abuse counseling  Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention (medical illness specific).  Psychiatric consults with UVA tele-psychiatry program. 
    10. 10. Flow of Integrated Services New or Returning Patient PCP and/or nurse screen for behavioral health issue Refer to BHC (optional in exam room consult and/or appt.) First visit to BHC for further screening and/or intervention Follow-up visits to BHC for brief interventions YES BH Screening Positive NO Continue with medical exam Feedback to PCP provided throughout the entire process by phone, face to face, or electronic record.
    11. 11. Typical 30min. BHC session  (5min.) Introduction  (5min.) Snapshot  (5-10min.) Functional Analysis  (5-10min.) Problem Summary/ Behavioral Change Plan  (5min.) Charting/Feedback to PCP
    12. 12. Tele-Behavioral Health Services The delivery of behavioral health services utilizing real-time or near real-time interactive audio/video connections.  Does not include audio-only telephone, electronic mail message, or fax transmission.  To receive insurance payment, must be at an eligible location with an eligible provider. 
    13. 13. To Bill for Tele-behavioral Health Services:  Eligible locations  Federally Qualified Health Centers  Rural Health Clinics  Hospitals  Community Mental Health Centers  Office of practitioner  Skilled Nursing Facilities  Critical Access Hospitals  Renal Dialysis Centers  Eligible Providers  Clinical Psychologists  Clinical Social Workers  Clinical Nurse Specialists  Physicians  Nurse Practitioners  Physician Assistants  Nurse midwives  Registered dietitians or nutrition professionals
    14. 14. Reimbursement    April 7th, 2010, Virginia Governor passed joint legislative action approving insurance coverage for telemedicine services. (Not all states do.) DMAS has recognized use of telemedicine services since 2003. Practitioner providing the service bills same codes as if face-to-face and uses GT modifier.
    15. 15. Flow of Integrated Services using Tele-behavioral health New or Returning Patient PCP and/or nurse screen for behavioral health issue Refer to BHC (optional same day tele-behavioral health consult and/or appt.) First visit by telehealth to see BHC for further screening and/or intervention Follow-up visits by telehealth to see BHC for brief interventions YES BH Screening NO Positive Continue with medical exam Feedback to PCP provided throughout the entire process by phone, face to face, or electronic record.
    16. 16. Clinician use of tele-behavioral health services within the integrated care model:       Schedule use of telehealth equipment with both clinic sites. Prepare the patient for the experience. Use same clinical interventions as if behavioral health visit is face-to-face. Code with GT modifier. Provide feedback to PCP. Tele-psychiatry is through UVA Center for Telehealth and is a consultative model.
    17. 17. Benefits Include:      Patients have access to behavioral health services in localities that do not have BH providers. Primary Care Providers have more treatment plan intervention options for patients. Increases patient adherence to treatment plans. Reduced transportation costs (money and time) for both the patients and the health care organization. Integrated care increases the health and wellbeing of patients.
    18. 18. References 1. 2. 3. Robinson, P.JH. &Reiter, J.T. (2007). Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services. New York, NY:Springer. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (April 5, 2012). The NSDUH Report: Physical Health Conditions among Adults with Mental Illnesses. Rockville, MD. Strosahl, K. (2001). The integration of primary care and behavioral health: Type II change in the era of managed care (pp. 45-70). In N. Cummings, W. O’Donohoe, S. Hayes & V. Follette (Eds.). Integrated behavioral healthcare: Positioning mental health practice with medical/surgical practice. New York: Academic Press.
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