The TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization's (QIN-QIO's) new Behavioral Health Network offers tools and training to help increase screening rates for Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at primary care practices. With depression screenings and annual behavioral assessments now routinely covered under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians will be paid adequately for these essential preventive services.
Network participants receive access to free resources and training to help increase screening rates for depression and alcohol use disorders. The network also aims to reduce the 30-day readmission rate and increase follow-up care for patients discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities.
The Behavioral Health Network is just one of three physician-focused programs recently established by TMF QIN-QIO to help you save time, improve patient care, and reduce costs associated with meeting certain Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' requirements. The other networks, which focus on immunizations and value-based improvements such as Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System and value-based payment modifier program, help physicians benefit from — and not be penalized by — Medicare mandates.
For more information on participating in the behavioral health network, visit the TMF QIN-QIO website, or download and complete the network participation agreement.
Action, Dec. 15, 2015
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May 13, 2016