Integrated behavioral health (IBH) is an evidence-based model of care to ensure individuals have increased access to behavioral health screening, assessment, and treatment. In 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Psychiatric Collaborative Care Management (CoMC) billing codes to support the growth of IBH. CMS also released CoCM G-codes for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to bill for behavioral health integration.
Although CMS released the CoM codes almost three years ago, the uptake and use of these codes is slow, and the extent to which the codes are used is unknown.
In order to better understand the codes, this study will have two aims:
1) identify the adoption and use of Psychiatric CoCM codes in FQHCs in ten states across HHS regions, and
2) identify the use of Psychiatric CoCM using CMS data from two states.
To be released in the Fall of 2020