By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer "Integrated" is a word that has lost much of its meaning. Same location? Same clinical team members? Same medical record? Shared medical information? Shared financing? When planning strategy (and doing contract negotiations), you need to ask for a definition if you have any hope of developing something tangible (see What's In A Word? A Lot, If That Word Is "Integrated"). That issue of definition of terms has reappeared again—this time the issue is distinguishing between the terms "collaborative care" and "integrated care." A recent article by the Center for Psychology and Health, and published by the APA Practice Organization (see…
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