Monthly Integrated Behavioral Health Committee meeting located at RIQI.
Topic Focus: By using a learning collaborative approach, improve the care for patients experiencing Major Depression in primary care practices
CTC held a “kick off” meeting for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) learning network collaborative on April 12, 2018, during the regularly scheduled Quarterly Adult IBH Program meeting. Featured speakers Cindy Boyack, MD, FRCPC, from Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry spoke about the “Evalutation and Treatment of Depression” and Mary Jean Mork, LCSW, VP for Integrated Programming at Maine Behavioral Healthcare presented on “Next Steps in Depression Care: and can Psychiatry Help?”.
MDD is frequently diagnosed and treated in primary care as nearly 20% of adults in the US are affected by MDD at least once in their lifetime. With approval from the Rhode Island Foundation to extend the “Funds for a Healthy Rhode Island” grant, Cohort 1 IBH practices were provided the opportunity participate in this seven-month learning network collaborative to assist patients with major depressive disorder with achieving remission.
The meeting was extended to include a segment on “Billing, Coding and Documentation to Maximize Reimbursement”.
The Evaluation and Treatment of Depression and Suicide presentation can be found here.
Next Steps in Depression Care: and can Psychiatry Help? presentation can be found here.
Billing, Coding and Documentation to Maximize Reimbursement presentation can be found here.