Consultants from Grassi & Co., which are currently working with 10 pilot sites in the OneCity Health network to plan for co-location, led the webinar and covered the various regulatory options for co-locating primary care and behavioral health. Options include waivers, integrated license, extension license or co-location with a partner organization. They discussed the advantages and disadvantages for each regulatory option, and shared their experiences and lessons from the pilot project.
We recommend Article 31 and/or Article 28 clinics interested in co-locating primary care and behavioral health review the webinar, and email our support desk with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “PCBH Integration Question”.
To further assist Article 31 and/or Article 28 clinics with integration, please download and review the following materials:
- Needs Assessment Materials: A needs assessment will enable an organization to better understand the potential unmet demand for co-located services, and to estimate the percentage of patients with those needs who would be likely to engage the service – Click here
- Regulatory Option Decision Tree for Article 28 Clinics to Co-locate Mental Health (MH) Services – Click here
- Regulatory Option Decision Tree for Article 28 and/or 31 Clinics to Co-locate Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services – Click here
- Regulatory Option Decision Tree for Article 31 Clinics to Co-locate Primary Care (PC) Services – Click here
- DSRIP 3.a.i Waiver Application Steps – Click here
- Steps for applying for an Integrated Outpatient Services (IOS) License – Click here
- Telehealth Guidance to Support the Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health – Click here
- PC-BH Co-location IT Assessment Template – Click here
- DOH Resources for PC-BH Integration – Click here
- Co-location Implementation Plan Template – Click here
- Co-location Financial Model Template – A28 Host – Click Here
- Co-location Financial Model Template – A31 or A32 Host – Click here
Please note, the posted materials and information provide guidance on implementation planning for co-location, but are not intended to replace a health care organization’s independent legal, regulatory, and financial analysis as part of its internal planning activities. In addition, please note that the legal, regulatory, and financial environment is subject to change over time.
Click here to review the webinar slides, or watch it here: