Payer adoption of integrated care coordination models, and medical homes in particular, is on the increase. In part, this is due to continuing analysis of the cost effectiveness of these care coordination models. While the results are mixed, the majority show savings of some sort. (For more on the studies of the effect of medical homes and health homes on cost and outcomes, check out the reading list below.) This leads us to an important question – how can behavioral health services “work” in primary care? But before answering that, it is important to know that what is good for payers . . .
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