The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is pleased to welcome two new senior program officers to its expert team.
Pilot findings inform state efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health services with the goal of improving care and controlling costs for a high-need Medicaid population.
This spotlight highlights UPMC Community Care
, a new program for Medicare beneficiaries with serious mental illness in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The program, which integrates physical and behavioral health care for enrollees, is based on a model of care piloted through CHCS' Rethinking Care Program.
This profile from the Center for Health Care Strategies details experiences of the CIDP initiative, which included six regional pilots focused on improving care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic physical and behavioral health needs.
This profile tells the story of Shervene, one of the many Medicaid beneficiaries who benefited from improved care coordination and integrated services through Pennsylvania's Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Innovations Project
. It provides a first-hand perspective of the pilot effort which was designed to integrate physical and behavioral health care services for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and co-occurring physical health conditions.