AIMS Center Newsletter: Collaborations, January 2015
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AIMS Center
January 2015

 Highlighted Resource

Billing for Collaborative Care can sometimes be difficult. Roger Kathol, MD, and David Leader, MD, propose rolling behavioral health benefits into medical benefits

 Tip of the Month

Your funding plan should be mapped to the populations and conditions unique to your organization. Read more about developing a funding plan in our Implementation Guide. 

In the News

Psychiatry Advisor
John Fortney, PhD discusses his interest in telepsychiatry in a new interview about his 2014 JAMA Telemedicine Study.

• Wall Street Journal
Montefiore Medical Center, an AIMS Center partner, in Bronx, NY is implementing an integrated care program to improve care for patients of all ages with a variety of behavioral health conditions.


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New CMS Payment Codes Benefit Collaborative Care

New CMS payment codes benefit Collaborative Care
The new CMS payment codes allow reimbursement for care management services that occur via telephone, such as patient follow-up.
Billing and reimbursement for the care management services integral to effective integrated care models can be frustratingly complex. The good news is that there is movement on many fronts to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate this barrier. A step in this direction is the new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Systems (CMS). 
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Submission Deadline

Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care

A promising approach to improving late-life depression care is through the systematic involvement of community-based organizations, family members, and primary care clinics that interact with older adults. The Archstone Foundation is funding the Depression in Late-Life Initiative Care Partners project and is accepting letters of inquiry from eligible community-based organizations and primary care clinics located in California through January 16, 2015. To learn more about the initiative or how to submit a Letter of Inquiry, visit the Care Partners website.
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