Idaho Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Welfare
PUTTING OUR SYSTEMIC APPROACH INTO ACTION
Applying the Integration Action Framework (IAF), leaders from the Idaho Divisions of Behavioral Health and Medicaid led the charge, analyzing state data and newly collected surveillance to fully understand the behavioral health status of populations across the state. The Integration Networking Tool played a critical role in identifying and organizing the providers, practices, agencies and organizations so that they had a clearer sense of who is engaged and responsible for varying processes in integration and at what level. A facilitated convening brought together providers and leaders from individual practices, federally qualified health centers, health systems, and health plans and payers desiring opportunities to achieve consensus and articulation of the vision for integrated behavioral health across the state.
To support the technical assistance needs identified, the FHPC assisted in analysis of the state agency data, facilitated the stakeholder convening, and created a report to articulate the prioritized recommendations, and resources to advance integration. Among the resources, FHPC built a mapping tool to display geographic data trends in behavioral health in Idaho.
At a glance -
Ultimately, Idaho achieved a roadmap to guide integrated behavioral health efforts for their State Health Innovation Project with implementation of prioritized action steps. Additionally, they clarified the need for further technical assistance around billing and financing integrated care and promoting education for team-based, integrated care. With this specificity, they are able to continue their journey for implementing both policy and programmatic changes.
- Statewide vision for integrating behavioral health
- Strengthened network of invested stakeholders
- A roadmap for tackling policy objectives around finance and education