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Priority: Integrated Behavioral Health

2024 Issue Brief: The Role of Primary Care in Behavioral Health

This analysis of Montana Medicaid claims data shows that more than half (54%) of Medicaid members with behavioral health needs receive care exclusively from primary care providers, and 81% of the Medicaid population that accessed behavioral health care received at least some of those services from a primary care practice. As Montana seeks to build … Continued

Sustaining and Expanding Integrated Care in Montana

This report provides recommendations for finance, policy, and workforce changes to ensure the ongoing sustainability and expansion of the “Integrated Behavioral Health” model. The report was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and produced by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly the National Council for Behavioral Health). Report Overview

Integrated Behavioral Health in Montana

Substance use disorders and mental illness are among the most serious and challenging health problems in Montana. These issues are often linked: individuals that report mental health concerns are also more likely to have problems with substance use, and vice versa. Integrated behavioral health is an evidence-based way to provide care for patients with co-occurring mental illness, substance … Continued