The State of Health Care Policy – Dr. Kavita Patel

The State of Health Care Policy – Dr. Kavita Patel 150 150 Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI)

As the country moves closer towards implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), it is important for all interested healthcare stakeholders to understand how certain aspects of policy were developed in health reform and how you can have some influence in policymaking moving forward. With respect to integrated care, there are a number of programs in the Affordable Care Act which provide an opportunity for more integrated care such as health homes and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

As much of the country moves closer to health homes, patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, we will also explore where behavioral health can be more meaningfully integrated as well as further explore the challenges in integrating care.

This webinar is presented by The Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The webinar series is made possible with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority Integrated Behavioral Health Project in partnership with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.