PCMH Southeastern PA Learning Session 7.22.21

July 22, 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.

8:30 - 8:45am Welcome and Overview of Agenda including PCMH requirement focus

8:45 - 9:30am Report outs by PCMH practices:

Facilitator: Laura Line, Health Federation.

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?

9:45am - 10:15am 1.     The Continuum of Behavioral Health and Services –

Speaker: Jena Saporito Fisher, Ph.D, Executive Director of Innovation, Merakey

 The Behavioral Health presenter(s) cover the following:

a.     What is the range of mental health and substance misuse treatment services through behavioral health service providers and payers in this region.

               i.     Note there is an application/enrollment process to access the different levels of services.

b.     What additional programs and supports are available (e.g., peer support and CRSs, social/human services and peer support groups)?

 10:15am – 11:25am The Role of Primary Care: Approaches for addressing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Across the Continuum

Facilitator: Suzanne Cohen, Health Federation

Speakers: Rachelle Rene, Ph.D., BSB, HSMI, Director of Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health, Jefferson Enterprise, Nick Wood, Psy.D, Psychologist and Director of Integrative Medicine, AIDS Care Group.

 Amanda Garlen (invited), Project HOME, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

11:25 - 11:30am        Wrap-up               

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

1. Identify effective approaches for enhancing coordination of physical and behavioral health care through collaborations.

2. Describe effective ways to provide the behavioral health resources patients need through offering practice-based and referred services.

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: 
07/22/2021
Course expires: 
09/30/2021
Event starts: 
07/22/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
07/22/2021 - 12:30pm

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.

8:30 - 8:45am Welcome and Overview of Agenda including PCMH requirement focus

8:45 - 9:30am Report outs by PCMH practices:

Facilitator: Laura Line, Health Federation.

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?

9:45am - 10:15am 1.     The Continuum of Behavioral Health and Services –

Speaker: Jena Saporito Fisher, Ph.D, Executive Director of Innovation, Merakey

 The Behavioral Health presenter(s) cover the following:

a.     What is the range of mental health and substance misuse treatment services through behavioral health service providers and payers in this region.

               i.     Note there is an application/enrollment process to access the different levels of services.

b.     What additional programs and supports are available (e.g., peer support and CRSs, social/human services and peer support groups)?

 10:15am – 11:25am The Role of Primary Care: Approaches for addressing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Across the Continuum

Facilitator: Suzanne Cohen, Health Federation

Speakers: Rachelle Rene, Ph.D., BSB, HSMI, Director of Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health, Jefferson Enterprise, Nick Wood, Psy.D, Psychologist and Director of Integrative Medicine, AIDS Care Group.

 Amanda Garlen (invited), Project HOME, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

11:25 - 11:30am        Wrap-up   

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Laura Line, Health Federation.

Jena Saporito Fisher, Ph.D, Executive Director of Innovation, Merakey

 Suzanne Cohen, Health Federation

 Rachelle Rene, Ph.D., BSB, HSMI, Director of Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health, Jefferson Enterprise

Nick Wood, Psy.D, Psychologist and Director of Integrative Medicine, AIDS Care Group.

 Amanda Garlen (invited), Project HOME, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

  

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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