ECHO-Chicago: Behavioral Health Integration
An estimated 25-30% adults in the United States have a mental illness with higher rates among those who are publicly insured and racial or ethnic minorities. In the United States, the primary healthcare system often functions as the mental health provider for many patients with common conditions like anxiety and depression. However, coordinated behavioral health care in the primary care setting is inconstant, and barriers to care have a direct impact on the patient's ability to manage both their physical and mental health. Untreated mental illness has significant economic, social, and personal costs in lost productivity, increased healthcare utilization, and increased morbidity and mortality.
The goal of the ECHO-Chicago Behavioral Health Integration curriculum is to create a coordinated approach to delivering mental health care within the current primary care environment at Free & Charitable Clinics.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the role of a care manager for behavioral health care in the primary care setting;
- Describe how to enter and track patients with depression or anxiety using a shared registry;
- Select the most appropriate common assessment scale to use for screening depression, trauma, alcohol and drug dependence based upon the environment, the given circumstances and available resources;
- Describe medication management strategies in behavioral health setting;
- Identify management tools, evidenced-based approaches to treatment, and community resources for treating mental illness in the primary care environment;
- State how to apply processes for documentation and billing in collaborative care models.
Agenda subject to change.
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
University of Chicago
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.
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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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