Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles webinar series

Presented by the Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) Collaborative, this webinar series will enable physicians to sustain a collaborative, integrated, whole-person, and equitable approach to physical and behavioral health care in their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Webinar details will be added as more information is available.

Improving behavioral health

The integration of behavioral and physical health care is more important than ever as health care organizations work to increase access to essential treatment.

  1. January 2021:  BHI  Implementation: How to make the best decisions for your practice and patients

    1. Details to come.
  2. January 2021: Privacy and security: Know the rules for safe and secure communication of behavioral health information

    1. Details to come.

  1. Nov. 19: Physicians leading the charge: Dismantling  stigma  around behavioral health conditions and treatment

    1. In this webinar, speakers will share examples of how physicians, and other non-physician clinicians of the care-team, can be leaders in breaking the stigma barrier and normalizing treatment for people with mental health conditions with an emphasis on those who are underserved or are of special populations.
  2. Nov. 12: Measuring the financial impact of BHI

    1. In this webinar, experts will explore how practices can both financially plan for and sustain the integration of behavioral health care.
  3. Oct. 22: Keys to Success: Implementation Strategies for Virtual Behavioral Health Integration

    1. Explore how physician practices can virtually support the behavioral health of their patients. Experts will examine when it is appropriate to employ video and/or telephonic telehealth technologies, and the steps needed to ensure they best support patients.
  4. Oct. 6: Behavioral Health Billing & Coding 101: How to Get Paid

    1. Experts will discuss how to bill and get paid for behavioral health care services. This webinar will highlight how the provision of these services is a valuable use of physician time and effort and will provide broad introduction to behavioral health billing and coding. 

  5. Sept. 24: The Value of Collaboration and Shared Culture in Behavioral Health Integration

    1. In this webinar, physician experts provide actionable insights on how best to collaborate with each other to integrate behavioral health within current workflows. 

The American Medical Association along with seven other leading physician organizations have established the BHI Collaborative, a group dedicated to catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.

With an initial focus on primary care, the Collaborative is committed to ensuring a professionally satisfying, sustainable physician practice experience and will act as a trusted partner to help them overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of meeting their patients’ mental and behavioral health needs. 

The physician organizations include: the American Medical Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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