Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: Strategies for Overcoming Legal Barriers to Health Information Exchange
This brief explores the strategies states use to address barriers that impede data-sharing efforts among providers to integrate physical and behavioral health care. The webinar presentation on this issue brief is also available for download.
This issue brief focuses specifically on the key purchasing strategies that state Medicaid agencies and state employee health benefit purchasers can implement in order to reduce the overuse and misuse of health care services, and improve the quality and reduce the cost of care. A webinar presentation on the subject is also available for download.
This paper examines the critical components of states’ APCD reporting efforts to date and suggests essential steps to creating credible and robust analytics. Drawn from interviews with APCD leaders, state-specific documents, and the experience of the authors, this paper is intended to help states with functioning and developing APCDs identify the building blocks necessary to create and evolve a comprehensive analytic program. This information may also be useful to those charged with designing APCD outputs, such as datasets and reports.
The purpose of this paper is to assist states embarking on APCD initiatives by highlighting key considerations for building statewide APCDs and potential solutions based on experiences in early-adopting APCD states.