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About our support services

 

Having worked with over 100 pediatric, family medicine, and adult primary care practices, the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI) has a proven track record for assisting primary care practices to better support the successful integration of behavioral health and primary care.

 

CTC-RI has received national and regional recognition and awards for our innovation and leadership. Using a personal hands-on approach, we can assist you with developing a customized action plan designed to meet your strategic objectives by offering the following integrated behavioral health services.

 

Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island’s integrated behavioral health services include:

  • Practice facilitation with seasoned content experts to integrate behavioral health care into primary care, including needs assessment, goal attainment and outcomes measurement that is evidence-based.
  • Workflow and operational improvements to integrate behavioral health care into primary care needs.
  • Joint staff trainings for primary care and behavioral health / substance use staff (front desk / reception, medical assistants, nursing, medical providers, behavioral health providers, and community health workers) to increase communication and care coordination for patients needing integrated behavioral health / substance use services.
  • Strategies to improve referral management between Specialty Mental Health and Primary Care.
  • Interactive team training on complex topics such as group visits, registry building and management, billing and coding guidance.
  • Tools available - Return on Investment Financial models, Billing & Coding guidelines, scheduling templates, checklists, etc.
  • Project management support for convening Learning Collaboratives with speakers and topics central to integrated behavioral health / substance use in primary car
  • Implementation of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment) in various clinical and community-based settings.
  • Implementation of Community Health Teams for high-risk patients.

 

Practices and systems of care interested in implementing integrated behavioral health, with Dr. Nelly Burdette serving as CTC's Senior IBH leader, should contact ctcibh@ctc-ri.org.

Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.