News and media
for professionals in
integrated healthcare.

This is your one-stop site for the latest developments in integrated care. Check out our news blog, podcast, journal, research summaries, vlog, and webinars. This site is supported through the individual and organizational members of CFHA.

Highlights from the News
Recent Videos
Latest Podcasts

The Latest News

Medicare Mental Health Workforce: Adding LMFTs and LMHCs

Matthew P. Martin

In January 2021, Representative Mike Thompson introduced the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 432) that, among other things, would authorize Medicare payment for covered mental health and substance use services provided by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and licensed mental health counselors (LMHC. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on […]

The Current State of Integrated Care

Two recent reports provide insight into the state of integrated care. Here we summarize their findings so you don’t have to do all the reading! The Year 4 evaluation of the CMS alternative payment model, CPC+, describes the outcomes of integrated behavioral health in the demonstration project and notes challenges to sustainability. The Graham Center report […]

The Power of Primary Care: A Case Example of Accessibility and Continuity

3 minute read. Original post here. I want to share this story/moment/experience related to primary care behavioral health (PCBH), well, maybe more related to primary care. I once took a handoff from a provider for a patient that we would definitely say was complex. Side note: what is so awesome is how I got the […]

New Bipartisan Mental Health Bill Advances to House: Implications for Integrated Care

Matthew P. Martin

3 minute read The House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently advanced to the house a package of bipartisan legislation geared towards improving mental and behavioral health treatment, as well as providing substance use disorder care. If passed, this bill would have direct impact on integrated care programs throughout the U.S. I will highlight some […]

What Is Your Philosophy of Screening? And Other Terrible Pick-Up Lines

Matthew P. Martin

Five minute read The title of this post is a terrible pick-up line, but it reflects my musings on how we identify patients in primary care who may benefit from behavioral health services. Health screening is standard practice in primary care. We screen for physical health, mental health, substance use, health behaviors, family functioning, social […]

Being Life Saving: A Contextual Approach to Patient Care

4 minute read. Original post available here With onboarding our new behavioral health consultant (BHC) interns and family medicine (FM) residents, we have had numerous conversations and presentations regarding the importance of integrating a contextual, compassionate approach to healthcare. Regardless of it being delivered by a BHC, by a primary care provider (PCP), by a […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work. CFHA members get full-text access to the journal as part of their membership.

Binge-Worthy TV (if you are an integrated care nerd)

2022 Conference Promo
Prev 1 of 87 Next
Prev 1 of 87 Next

Subscribe to our Youtube channel covering the world of primary care behavioral health with webinars and presentations on a variety of healthcare topics related to team-based, integrated and collaborative models of healthcare delivery.

This channel is dedicated to promoting behavioral health integration into primary care in hopes of fortifying and strengthening the system as a whole. Through interviews, role-plays, intervention metaphors, and videos alike, primary care team members of all disciplines can learn the ins and outs of working efficiently and effectively within the primary care system. Additionally, the channel highlights contextual-based behavioral interventions (e.g., focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [fACT]) commonly used in primary care. Dr. Bauman produces these videos in collaboration with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

The Integrated Care Podcast

Listen in as our experts discuss timely topics in the world of integrated care. Part education, part entertainment, this podcast aims to keep you infomed and engaged as we reimagine the universe of healthcare.

See our shownotes here. And subscribe on iTunes , Soundcloud or, Spotify.