Behavioral Health Integration: Getting Started Certificate Course


 

Course Price:

$179.00

Course Description:

In 2017 Medicare established a new benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries – Behavioral Health Integration for primary care.  This benefit allows primary care providers the opportunity to receive payment for managing the behavioral health care of their patients. Integrating behavioral health care with primary care is widely considered an effective strategy for improving outcomes for the millions of Americans with mental or behavioral health conditions.

A large portion of patients in a primary care practice suffer from a behavioral health problem. Most elderly persons with a mental health diagnosis are treated exclusively by their primary care providers. Access to mental health care is lacking. Medicare recognizes that a team-based approach to behavioral health treatment using evidence-based tools and building provider/patient relationships will improve outcomes and save money.

This course is designed to provide health professionals, such as Nurses, primary care clinical staff and alike, with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide Behavioral Health Integration services including use of validated (symptom) rating scales, systematic assessment and monitoring and use of an individualized plan of care.

Course Dates:

February 25, 2019 through April 18, 2019

Course Delivery Format:

The course is divided into four (4) modules. Each module will run for two (2) weeks. The development of understanding the process to provide BHI occurs when knowledge and practice are combined. This Behavioral Health Integration: Getting Started Certificate Course will put knowledge into practice as participants are immersed in this interactive course. The education will be delivered in a virtual environment using a combination of pre-recorded didactic presentations, asynchronous discussion threads, and a virtual meeting space for a live discussion at the end of each module.

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Behavioral Health Integration overview

      • Background of integrated care
      • Purpose of BHI
      • Understanding the components of BHI

Module 2 – Validated tools and systematic monitoring

      • Understanding Measurement Based Care
      • A Look at Valid tools
      • What do I do with the information?

Module 3 – Care Planning and Community Resources

      • Developing a Personalized Plan of Care
      • Monitoring, Evaluating and Revising the Plan of Care
      • Thinking outside the box r/t Community Resources

Module 4 – Reimbursement for BHI

      • Coding and Reimbursement for BHI
      • Reimbursement for FQHC and RHC
      • General vs Collaborative BHI reimbursement

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the background and intent of BHI
  2. Compare General BHI with Collaborative Care Management
  3. Discuss the importance of using Measurement Based Care in BHI
  4. Interpret validated tools used for different behavioral health conditions
  5. Monitor tool results for improved outcomes
  6. Develop a patient centered individualized behavioral health plan of care
  7. Recognize importance of monitoring, evaluating and revising plan of care
  8. Facilitation of behavioral health services and community resources to improve symptoms and quality of life
  9. Explain the rules and regulations regarding BHI reimbursement
  10. Provide billing codes and supplemental material to enable billing for BHI

Continuing Education Credit Calculations:

Meets Objectives Dates Delivery Method Time Expectations Number Contact Hours
Module 1

Objectives 1-2

February 25, 2019 Recorded Lecture 30 minutes 0.5
Asynchronous Discussion & Clinical Practice 3 hours 1
March 7, 2019

1 pm Mountain

Live Interactive Discussion and Q&A 50 minutes 1
Module 2

Objectives 3-5

March 7, 2019 Recorded Lecture 30 minutes 0.5
Asynchronous Discussion & Clinical Practice 3 hours 1
March 21, 2019

1 pm Mountain

Live Interactive Discussion and Q&A 50 minutes 1
Module 3

Objective 6-8

March 21, 2019 Recorded Lecture 30 minutes 0.5
Asynchronous Discussion & Clinical Practice 3 hours 1
April 4, 2019

1 pm Mountain

Live Interactive Discussion and Q&A 50 minutes 1
Module4

Objectives 9-10

April 4, 2019 Recorded Lecture 30 minutes 0.5
Asynchronous Discussion & Clinical Practice 3 hours 1
April 18, 2019

1 pm Mountain

Live Interactive Discussion and Q&A 50 minutes 1
  Total 10.0

Instructor Qualifications:

Nurse
Name Credentials (Degree (BSN min), License, Certification) Experience
Faith M Jones MSN, RN, NEA-BC More than 6 years in care coordination and education – see resume
Kathy Luzmoor MS, RN, CNE More than 6 years in care coordination and education-see resume

 

Advertising Language for CEs:

HealthTech Management Services D/B/A HealthTechS3 is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP8769 for 10.0 contact hours. Participant must complete all course work – no partial credit will be given. A certificate of completion will be provided by HealthTechS3 within 30 days of successful completion of the course.

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing prior to the start of the course will be refunded, less $50.00 administrative expense. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual prior to the start of the educational offering.  Individuals who enroll in an online educational course and who open any module content will not be eligible for refunds.