Physical Health-Behavioral Health Integration

Behavioral health conditions, including mental illness and substance use disorders, affect a significant number of dually eligible beneficiaries, many of whom also have chronic physical conditions. Key features of integrated care programs include: (1) alignment of financial incentives across physical and behavioral health systems; and (2) communication to both physical and behavioral health care team members to ensure that relevant information is available for patient care. Following are resources related to physical-behavioral health integration: