Physical and Behavioral Health Integration: State Policy Approaches to Support Key Infrastructure
Through the State Innovation Model initiative, health home state plan option, and other Medicaid authorities, states have made significant investments to develop and implement payment and delivery system reforms that better integrate the physical and behavioral health systems. Rather than adopting specific integrated care models, states may benefit from taking a broader approach that builds the necessary infrastructure for providers to adopt and adapt integrated care models across the care continuum while meeting their local needs and contexts. In this brief, NASHP reviewed emerging areas of consensus in what makes for a successful integrated care model and highlights how leading states have supported infrastructure development using diverse policy strategies
This work was made possible by The Commonwealth Fund.