From 3M Health Information Systems
On the frontlines of collaborative care
When a patient’s chronic conditions are compounded by depression, it’s a recipe for adverse outcomes and high healthcare costs. Dr. Paul Ciechanowski, a national leader in developing evidence-based models of collaborative care describes a new way forward. Bringing together care managers and coaches on the frontlines of care with a psychiatrist, the primary care physician, and other clinicians as needed, a team is created that can accelerate care delivery and have a measurable impact on patient outcomes.
Katon, W.J., Lin, E., Von Korff, M., Ciechanowski, P., et al. Collaborative Care for Patients with Depression and Chronic Illnesses. New England Journal of Medicine, 2010; 363:2611-2620.
Ciechanowski, P., Wagner, E., Schmaling, K., et al. Community-Integrated Home-Based Depression Treatment in Older Adults. JAMA, 2004;291(13):1569-1577.
Collaborative Care Cycle, Samepage Health (PDF)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Medical Learning Network Fact Sheet: Behaviorial Health Integration Services—new CPT codes, January 2018.