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Research

Why collaborative care works

More than 100 high-quality randomized controlled trials show collaborative care delivers better access, better outcomes and lower MLR versus alternative forms of care. Together with our partners, Concert Health has been spearheading the development of rigor around the measurement and reporting of collaborative care outcomes.

Reports and White Papers

COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health

COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased demand for behavioral health services.  Almost 50 percent of people reported that coronavirus was having a negative effect on their mental health. The Chartis Group and Concert Health have identified five key requirements for providers to quickly and cost-effectively expand collaborative care models.

Learn about the five key requirements
5 Essential Digital Program Elements

5 Essential Digital Program Element

The popularity of telehealth for behavioral health visits has demonstrated the importance of digitally forward care for behavioral health needs.

In this paper, learn the practical considerations for sustainable and scalable implementation of digital behavioral health solutions.     

Further Expand Access to Care

Academic Articles

Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms Among Women

Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms Among Women

Research on collaborative care has largely focused on improving depressive and anxiety symptoms among adults in primary care settings. The applicability of collaborative care in other healthcare settings is underreported with limited research investigating if collaborative care has advantages in subpopulations treated in both traditional primary care settings and other healthcare settings, such as women’s health practices.

Cambridge University Press Article
Suicide Safer Care at Concert Health

Suicide Safer Care at Concert Health

Suicide is an urgent concern: in 2020, suicide was the twelfth leading cause of death for all ages in the United States. Collaborative Care, the evidence-based model used by Concert Health, supports patients at risk for suicide through the use of high-touch, evidence-based interventions.

Evidence-based treatment models reducing suicide risk
Measurement Based Care Outcomes Report

Measurement-Based Care Outcomes Report

As health care organizations adopt Collaborative Care, it has become critical to begin to standardize how both adoption and outcomes are reported. Concert Health, a leading behavioral health medical group, has been spearheading the development of rigor around Collaborative Care outcomes.

Concert Health Outcomes Report
Collaborative Care as an Effective Intervention

Collaborative Care as an Effective Intervention

Primary care practices are in powerful positions to reduce the number of deaths by suicide through expanded identification of patients at risk for suicide and safety planning. Learn how Collaborative Care can be an effective intervention for primary care patients at risk for Suicide.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Scaling Widespread Anxiety Screening

Scaling Widespread Anxiety Screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force now recommends anxiety and depression screenings for children ages 8 to 18 during routine check-ups. This paper discusses the need for early intervention in behavioral health concerns and how integrating behavioral health services into primary care can improve access to evidence-based treatment for children.

Medical Economics Perspective Paper
Wading through the Complexity

Wading through the Complexity

Working with a national panel of subject matter experts and organizations at the forefront of the issue, NEHI examines the current state of behavioral health integration and provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of approaches and initiatives with a call for flexibility and greater collaboration between providers and payers to approach expansion more urgently.

NEHI Report
The Effectiveness of Collaborative Care in Publicly Insured

The Effectiveness of Collaborative Care in Publicly Insured

This study investigates the effectiveness of collaborative care for reducing depression and anxiety symptoms across Medicare, Medicaid, and privately insured populations, and highlights the need for continued Medicaid fee adoption to support advocacy for collaborative care.

Collaborative Care and Public Insurance
The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Identification and Outcomes of Depression in Primary Care

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Identification and Outcomes of Depression in Primary Care

This journal highlights the studies conducted on Social determinants of health (SDOH) and how they have a direct impact on the reduction rates of depression in collaborative care, despite a higher clinical dosage, indicating the need for routine screening for SDOH in primary care.

Urban Social Work Journal
Medicaid Costs and Utilization of Collaborative Versus Colocation Care for Patients With Depression

Medicaid Costs and Utilization of Collaborative Versus Colocation Care for Patients With Depression

This journal examines the impact of care integration for racially diverse Medicaid primary care patients with depression. Learn how accessing collaborative care treatment in primary care can lead to better healthcare utilization outcomes.

American Psychiatric Association Report
Prevalence of suicide risk among a national sample of individuals referred from a primary care subpopulation

Prevalence of suicide risk among a national sample of individuals referred from a primary care subpopulation

In the last decade, US suicide rates have surged by 35.2%. While primary care providers frequently encounter at-risk patients, little is known about suicide risk prevalence. Implementing routine suicide risk screening could aid practitioners and healthcare systems, given the study's high-risk prevalence.

Health Affairs Scholar Article

Case Studies

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Effectiveness of Collaborative Care in pediatric care

The prevalence of mental health conditions among children and adolescents in the United States has become a pressing concern, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to evaluate the impact of a telehealth collaborative care model for adolescents with depression and anxiety in pediatric and primary care settings.
Pediatric primary care population
Implementing Collaborative Care

Implementing Collaborative Care

Concert Health worked with CommonSpirit to monitor and track patient progress and outcomes, including frequency of visits and improvement of scores on standardized screening tools.  The results have been impressive, with 85% of surveyed patients reporting positive feedback, and over 1,700 patients enrolled in the program.

CommonSpirit Health & Concert Health
Mercy Health

Improving access to behavioral health services

Mercy partnered with Concert Health aimed at adopting an evidence-based care model that integrated seamlessly into their primary care system. This successful collaboration expanded to 150 clinics, serving millions of patients across several states, boasting an impressive 91% adoption rate among providers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
Mercy Health & Concert

Partnering with Concert Health

Contact us to learn more about scaling behavioral health through collaborative care.