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Article - Health - General


    (a)    In this section, “Collaborative Care Model” means an evidence–based approach for integrating somatic and behavioral health services in primary care settings that includes:

        (1)    Care coordination and management;

        (2)    Regular, proactive outcome monitoring and treatment for outcome targets using standardized outcome measurement rating scales and electronic tools, such as patient tracking; and

        (3)    Regular systematic psychiatric and substance use disorder caseload reviews and consultation with a psychiatrist, an addiction medicine specialist, or any other behavioral health medicine specialist as allowed under federal regulations governing the model.

    (b)    This section may not be construed to prohibit referrals from a primary care provider to a specialty behavioral health care provider.

    (c)    The Department shall implement and provide reimbursement for services provided in accordance with the Collaborative Care Model statewide in primary care settings that provide health care services to Program recipients.

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