2017-2018 Healthcare Integration and Coordination Efforts

Monday, March 26, 2018

In November of 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Innovation, the research arm of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) released a new study underscoring Michigan’s Community Mental Health’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of integrating behavioral health and physical healthcare. 


The study, titled Healthcare Integration and Coordination Efforts: Key themes identified in a survey of Michigan’s CMHs, PIHPs and Providers, details healthcare integration efforts, led by Michigan’s publicly sponsored Behavioral Healthcare and Intellectual/Developmental Disability service system (BHIDD). These efforts are yielding real-world benefits for patients and the state of Michigan by making overall care more cost-effective and holistic.


The study showed that more than 570 healthcare integration efforts were led by these public sector parties. The CMHs, PIHPs, and providers were responsible for implementing an average of over fifteen (15) healthcare integration initiatives. Responses indicated that the majority of integration efforts fell within the categories of physical health informed behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability (BHIDD) services, consumer/patient empowerment and access, and identifying super-utilizers.

To access the full paper click on the link below.