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Sep 30 2017

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Glossary

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Accountable Care Organization – Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

ACO – See Accountable Care Organization

B

Behavioral health – A term used to refer to both mental health and substance use.

Behavioral health provider – A mental health or substance abuse treatment provider such as a psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist, licensed chemical dependency counselor or psychiatric nurse.

Bi-directional Integration – addressing the need for primary care services in behavioral health settings as well as the need for behavioral health services in primary care settings.

C

Care management – A set of evidence-based integrated care practices in which patients are educated about their behavioral health problems and regularly monitored for their response and adherence to treatment.

Clinical barriers – Obstacles to integrating care that stem from how treatment traditionally is provided and how providers traditionally are trained in different fields.

Co-location – An integrated health care approach in which both physical and mental health providers are located in the same building or on the same premises to increase access to those services and to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health treatment. Also spelled collocation.

Comorbidity – The co-existence of two or more illnesses at the same time.

Coordinated Care – Integrating the efforts of medical, behavioral health and social service providers while addressing an individual s health and wellness.

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Embedded primary care – An integrated health care approach in which primary care providers and behavioral health providers are located in the same practice or clinic to improve clients physical health outcomes. Also called co-location.

Evidence-based – A treatment practice or approach that is backed by a strong body of research evidence.

F

Federally Qualified Health Center – Community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care, including health, oral and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

FQHC – see Federally Qualified Health Center

Full Integration – Mental health and other health care professionals share the same sites, the same vision, and the same systems in a seamless web of biopsychosocial services. Both the providers and the patients have the same expectation of a team offering prevention and treatment. All professionals are committed to a biopsychosocial/systems paradigm and have developed an in-depth understanding of each other s roles and cultures. Regular collaborative team meetings are held to discuss both patient issues and team collaboration issues. There are conscious efforts to balance power and influence among the professionals according to their roles and areas of expertise.

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H

Health Home – A provider or a team of health care professionals that provide integrated health care.

Health Information Exchange – the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system.

Health Information Technology – The umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers.

Health IT – see Health Information Technology

Health promotion – The provision of information and education to empower people to increase control over and improve their health.

HIE – see Health Information Exchange

HIT – see Health Information Technology

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Integrated healthcare – The coordination of physical and behavioral health care.

Integration (link to What is Integration? page)

A

Accountable Care Organization – Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

ACO – See Accountable Care Organization

B

Behavioral health – A term used to refer to both mental health and substance use.

Behavioral health provider – A mental health or substance abuse treatment provider such as a psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist, licensed chemical dependency counselor or psychiatric nurse.

Bi-directional Integration – addressing the need for primary care services in behavioral health settings as well as the need for behavioral health services in primary care settings.

C

Care management – A set of evidence-based integrated care practices in which patients are educated about their behavioral health problems and regularly monitored for their response and adherence to treatment.

Clinical barriers – Obstacles to integrating care that stem from how treatment traditionally is provided and how providers traditionally are trained in different fields.

Co-location – An integrated health care approach in which both physical and mental health providers are located in the same building or on the same premises to increase access to those services and to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health treatment. Also spelled collocation.

Comorbidity – The co-existence of two or more illnesses at the same time.

Coordinated Care – Integrating the efforts of medical, behavioral health and social service providers while addressing an individual s health and wellness.

D

E

Embedded primary care – An integrated health care approach in which primary care providers and behavioral health providers are located in the same practice or clinic to improve clients physical health outcomes. Also called co-location.

Evidence-based – A treatment practice or approach that is backed by a strong body of research evidence.

F

Federally Qualified Health Center – Community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care, including health, oral and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

FQHC – see Federally Qualified Health Center

Full Integration – Mental health and other health care professionals share the same sites, the same vision, and the same systems in a seamless web of biopsychosocial services. Both the providers and the patients have the same expectation of a team offering prevention and treatment. All professionals are committed to a biopsychosocial/systems paradigm and have developed an in-depth understanding of each other s roles and cultures. Regular collaborative team meetings are held to discuss both patient issues and team collaboration issues. There are conscious efforts to balance power and influence among the professionals according to their roles and areas of expertise.

G

H

Health Home – A provider or a team of health care professionals that provide integrated health care.

Health Information Exchange – the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system.

Health Information Technology – The umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers.

Health IT – see Health Information Technology

Health promotion – The provision of information and education to empower people to increase control over and improve their health.

HIE – see Health Information Exchange

HIT – see Health Information Technology

I

Integrated healthcare – The coordination of physical and behavioral health care.

Integration (link to What is Integration? page)


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