UnitedHealthcare Provides CTC with Funding to Support Nurse Care Manager Workforce Development and Integrated Behavioral Health Expansion
UnitedHealthcare is providing CTC with a funding opportunity of $148,000 to support the continued development of our statewide nurse care manager core curriculum workforce development program. With this funding, CTC will be able to offer primary care nurse care managers (NCM) and care coordinators (CC) the opportunity to participate in evidence-based, state of the art training to prepare them to work as effective team members within patient-centered medical homes. Funding will additionally support the faculty who assist the NCM/CC as they develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide care management interventions for patients and families with complex care needs.
UnitedHealthcare is providing additional funding of $200,000 for CTC to replicate the previously successful integrated behavioral health pilot for up to 10 practices. CTC will issue a "Call for Applications," select and support primary care practices with onboarding behavioral health clinicians, and train practice staff on providing universal screening for depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and social determinants of health. CTC will convene quarterly learning collaborative meetings to share "lessons learned" with implementing behavioral health, clinical quality improvement initiatives and billing for services.