Treating The Whole Patient - Meeting Both Behavioral and Physical Needs
Given the sharp increase in Medicaid beneficiaries expected in 2014, it is extremely important that North Carolina's delivery system be prepared to respond to this challenge with a more integrated approach to physicial and mental health.
Community Care of the Sandhills has hired a psychiatric physician consultant and behavioral health program manager dedicated to the implementation of BHI.
Other behavioral health programs include A+Kids, an effort to promote the safe and efficacious use of anti-psychotic medications with children eligible for Medicaid, and the Chronic Pain Initiative.
CCNC supports primary care practices becoming the medical home both for enrollees with mild to moderate behavioral health issues being served in the primary care system, and those with severe and persisitent mental illness being served in our specialty behavioral health system. Current Behavioral Health Integration Initiative projects include: