The NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership conducted a survey of primary care physicians in 2016 to gauge their practice patterns, comfort level, and support needs relative to caring for pediatric patients with ADHD and/or co-occurring disorders. Report Brief
As integrated behavioral health efforts in New Hampshire gain traction, clinicians, administrators, payers, and policy makers are looking for additional efficiencies in delivering high quality healthcare; telehealth and mobile health (mHealth) have the opportunity to help achieve this while delivering a robust, empowered patient experience.
New Hampshire residents will benefit from a health care system that integrates behavioral health into primary care, according to a report released by the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI).
The Learning Collaborative also included the identification and exploration of challenges in payment for substance use disorder screening and treatment. According to the report, the state’s current opiate epidemic highlights the need for better screening for behavioral health issues, prevention and treatment referral in primary care.
The research, conducted in partnership with 60 organizations, is based on a philosophy of shared data and shared learning that emphasizes the importance of transparency across all stakeholder groups.
Twenty-five to 30 percent of visits for primary medical care either originate from or have a significant related behavioral health component. Research also found that depression and anxiety with a co-occurring chronic medical condition increase costs dramatically.
The Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers is part of a statewide educational effort to help consumers learn how to access health insurance and use their coverage to pay for necessary treatment. It was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Endowment for Health.
New Hampshire and Maine stakeholders gathered at the University of New Hampshire on March 14, 2012 to share learning on health system transformation and payment reform strategies and aligning measurement across systems and states. Keynote speaker Jody Hoffer Gittell discussed Relational Coordination and the Transformation of Healthcare.