With increasing payer and consumer interest in integrated care, it is important to understand the range of options to achieve that collaboration—but years of working with provider organizations that are pioneering this approach has proven that integrated models are not “primary care + behavioral health.”
One specific integrated model that has been especially successful can be described as behaviorist-enriched primary care. For more on that, we reached out to Dennis Freeman Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cherokee Health Systems. Cherokee has built its own team to deliver primary care with on-site behavioral health interventions. Cherokee uses . . .