SIM-funded practice teams are motivated by the fact that integrating behavioral and physical health in primary care practice sites improves patient outcomes and reduces or avoids unnecessary costs. The following stories prove this to be true. From patient podcasts to stories from care teams, you’ll see how delivering integrated care improves patient outcomes, enhances care team morale and helps practices succeed with alternative payment models. Colorado was the only SIM state to select integrated care to help practices succeed with APMs and SIM data (both qualitative and quantitative) proves this approach works.
Check out two episodes below from the SIM podcast series, Innovation Insights, that tell the story of integrated care from the patient perspective.
|Categorical description of change made based on feedback||Number of SIM practices making reported changes|
|Changes to front office staffing and waiting areas||33|
|Refinements to risk stratification methodology||1|
|Changes in the development or use of the plan of care for patients at high risk||6|
|Changes to medication management strategies||4|
|Changes to self-management support strategies||12|
|Coordination of care with mental health and behavioral health providers||16|
|Using community-based self-management support and wellness resources||17|
|Strategies to improve continuity of care and relationship between patients and providers/care team||30|
|Tracking and follow-up from hospitals and diagnostic studies||6|
|Transition of care from hospitals and subacute care||11|
|Follow-up from ED visits||14|
|Coordination of care with specialists||13|
|Physical layout or decorations of the clinic||14|