PCMH Northeastern PA Learning Session 8.10.21

August 10, 2021

The PCMHs are utilizing some of the techniques and approaches to connecting their patients to Behavioral Health but especially with an increased number of people reporting Behavioral health issues, during COVID, the complete understanding of what is available and the workflows of how to use those resources is something they are not fully informed about. The PCMH participants may not be aware of all of the approaches available to them and also how integrating behavioral health with physical health can improve patient compliance with preventive care and with chronic disease treatment.

 

Draft Agenda for NEPA Learning Session

NEPA - Tuesday, August 10 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  via Zoom

 

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – Welcome & Overview of the HealthChoices PCMH Expectations – Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

 

8:35 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – PCMH Report Outs

Each PCMH responds to the following questions:

What are the primary external resources that you use to support your patients with mental health and substance misuse needs?

What have been the wins and challenges in connecting patients with these resources?

 

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – The Continuum of Behavioral Health and Services – Community Care Behavioral Health

 

9:35 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – The Role of Primary Care: Approaches for Addressing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Across the Continuum – Facilitated by Carol Frazer, LPC, MEd, Practice Transformation Specialist, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

9:35 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse – Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.

 

9:55 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for OUD – Perry

 

10:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Overview of State Regulations for Sharing Behavioral Health Information – Alex Shirreffs, MPH, Project Manager, Stakeholder Assessment of PA Substance Use Confidentiality Policies, Vital Strategies

 

10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – An Example of Obtaining Authorization to Share Physical and Behavioral Health Information During an Intake – Scott Constantini, Director of Behavioral Health, The Wright Center

 

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS) – James G. Waxmonsky, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, University Chair in Child Psychiatry Penn State University Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Penn State Health

 

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Collaborative Care Management: Stepped Care Treatment and Systematic Case Reviews with a Consulting Psychiatrist – Mark Williams, MD, Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic

 

11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – Discussion

 

11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Responses to Previously Asked Questions about Billing for Behavioral Health in Primary Care & Wrap Up – Robert Ferguson

 

 

 

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

• Describe the continuum of substance misuse and mental health needs

• Describe the behavioral health services across the continuum of behavioral health needs

• Describe primary care roles and models for identifying and responding to behavioral health needs across the continuum

• Describe examples of how primary care practices obtain consent to share behavioral health information between treating providers

• Discuss responses to frequently asked questions about financing behavioral health services in primary care settings

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 ASWB
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/10/2021
Course expires: 
10/31/2021
Event starts: 
08/10/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
08/10/2021 - 12:00pm

The PCMHs are utilizing some of the techniques and approaches to connecting their patients to Behavioral Health but especially with an increased number of people reporting Behavioral health issues, during COVID, the complete understanding of what is available and the workflows of how to use those resources is something they are not fully informed about. The PCMH participants may not be aware of all of the approaches available to them and also how integrating behavioral health with physical health can improve patient compliance with preventive care and with chronic disease treatment.

 

Draft Agenda for NEPA Learning Session

NEPA - Tuesday, August 10 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  via Zoom

 

  1. 8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – Welcome & Overview of the HealthChoices PCMH Expectations – Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

     

    8:35 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – PCMH Report Outs

    Each PCMH responds to the following questions:

    What are the primary external resources that you use to support your patients with mental health and substance misuse needs?

    What have been the wins and challenges in connecting patients with these resources?

     

    9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – The Continuum of Behavioral Health and Services – Community Care Behavioral Health

     

    9:35 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – The Role of Primary Care: Approaches for Addressing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Across the Continuum – Facilitated by Carol Frazer, LPC, MEd, Practice Transformation Specialist, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

    9:35 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse – Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.

     

    9:55 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for OUD – Perry

     

    10:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Overview of State Regulations for Sharing Behavioral Health Information – Alex Shirreffs, MPH, Project Manager, Stakeholder Assessment of PA Substance Use Confidentiality Policies, Vital Strategies

     

    10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – An Example of Obtaining Authorization to Share Physical and Behavioral Health Information During an Intake – Scott Constantini, Director of Behavioral Health, The Wright Center

     

    10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS) – James G. Waxmonsky, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, University Chair in Child Psychiatry Penn State University Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Penn State Health

     

    10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Collaborative Care Management: Stepped Care Treatment and Systematic Case Reviews with a Consulting Psychiatrist – Mark Williams, MD, Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic

     

    11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – Discussion

     

    11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Responses to Previously Asked Questions about Billing for Behavioral Health in Primary Care & Wrap Up – Robert Ferguson

     

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

Community Care Behavioral Health

Carol Frazer, LPC, MEd, Practice Transformation Specialist, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.

Perry Meadows, MD, JD, MBA, FAAFP

Alex Shirreffs, MPH, Project Manager, Stakeholder Assessment of PA Substance Use Confidentiality Policies, Vital Strategies

Scott Constantini, Director of Behavioral Health, The Wright Center

James G. Waxmonsky, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, University Chair in Child Psychiatry Penn State University Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Penn State Health

Mark Williams, MD, Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic

 

 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 ASWB
  • 3.00 Attendance
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