The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider

Hardcover | October 27, 2008

EditorLarry James, William O'Donohue

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Integrated care is receiving a lot of attention from clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers. Given the current healthcare crises in the United States, where costs, quality, and access to care are of particular concern, many are looking for new and better ways of delivering behavioral health services. Integrating behavioral health into primary care medical settings has been shown to: 1) produce healthier patients; 2) produce medical savings; 3) produce higher patient satisfaction; 4) leverage the primary care physician's time so that they can be more productive; and 5) increase physician satisfaction. For these reasons this is an emerging paradigm with a lot of interest and momentum. For example, the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recently endorsed redesigning the mental health system so that much of this is integrated into primary care medicine.Yet there are few resources to assist all those that are interested in moving toward integrated care. This has been a major impediment to more widespread adoption of integrated care. The two co-editors of this proposed volume have produced some of the key books in this area: Dr. James (along with co-editor Ray Folen) has recently produced The Primary Care Consultant which is a good resource that helps define the unfortunately usually misunderstood and neglected consultation liaison function of the integrated care behavioral provider. Dr. O'Donohue has co-written a book A Primer of Integrative Behavioral Care (Prometheus Press, in press) that is designed to serve as a general introduction to integrated case; as well as co-edited some more specific titles on medical cost offset, integrated care and substance abuse, and Behavioral Integrative Care (2005, Brunner Routledge). Please see our enclosed vitas for more information.What these books fail to do is to provide very concrete practice guidelines and other associated practical tools for the practicing integrative care behavioral health professional. This book is designed to fill this important gap. All chapters will be designed to provide useful materials to understand this quite different mode of practice. None of the chapters will be academically oriented, although all information will be evidenced based. As such it will reach a wide audience and have no direct competitors. We believe because of the editors' profile in this area, the excellent reputations of the chapter authors, and the practicality of this book it will sell very well.

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Integrated care is receiving a lot of attention from clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers. Given the current healthcare crises in the United States, where costs, quality, and access to care are of particular concern, many are looking for new and better ways of delivering behavioral health services. Integrating beh...

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The Primary Care ToolkitPractical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care ProviderEdited by Larry James, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honoluluand William O'Donohue, University of Nevada, Reno I'm working in a primary care facility. Now.what am I doing here?Ideally, the integration of behavioral health into the medical setting brin...

Larry James, Ph.D, ABPP, is Chair of the Department of Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. He holds adjunct appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Howard University Hospital, University of West Florida, American School of Professional Psychology, University of Hawai...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:345 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:October 27, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387789707

ISBN - 13:9780387789705

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Table of Contents

Part I: Tools for Getting Started.- How to Determine the Need: A Readiness Assessment System.- What Administrators Should Understand and Expect.- Who to Hire? Hiring and Interview Protocols.- A Training Program for the Behavioral Care Provider in Integrated Care.- Training Behavioral Care Providers in Integrated Care.- A General Practice Operational Manual.- Billing and Surviving in the Primary Care Setting.- Financial Models.- Quality Improvement and Management Information Tools.- New CPT Codes and the Primary Care Setting.- Part II: Toolbox for Integrated Consultation-Liaison Services: Guidelines and Handouts.- Depression.- Anxiety.- Chronic Pain.- Treatment Compliance.- Diabetes.- Asthma.- Coronary Heart Disease.- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Smoking.- Obesity.- Somatizer.- Dementia.

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From the reviews:"For mental health professionals working in primary care settings, this guide provides advice and information on collaboration care. . James (psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center) and O'Donohue . compile 20 chapters by psychologists and other mental health professionals and physicians from the US, who address assessment and treatment guidelines for illnesses . . They also provide a review of Current Procedural Terminology codes and lists of resources for obtaining patient handouts." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)