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2021 MIPS IA_BMH_6: Implementation of co-location PCP and MH services

Activity ID

IA_BMH_6

Activity Weighting

High

Subcategory Name

Behavioral and Mental Health

Activity Description

Integration facilitation and promotion of the colocation of mental health and substance use disorder services in primary and/or non-primary clinical care settings.

Objective

Integrate mental health and substance use disorder services with primary and/or non-primary clinical care through the co-location and co-promotion of these services.

Suggested Documentation

Evidence of integrated mental health and substance use disorder services in primary and/or non-primary clinical care settings and promotion to patients. Include both of the following elements:

1) Co-location of services – Documentation of integration and promotion of co-located mental health and substance use disorder services in primary and/or non-primary clinical care settings, (e.g., list of National Provider Identifiers [NPIs] for clinicians who participate as behavioral health specialists, mental health clinicians or primary care clinicians in co-located settings or patient claims showing mental health and substance use disorder services co-located in primary and/or non-primary clinical care settings); AND
2) Promotion of co-located services – Evidence that co-located services are promoted or advertised to patients and regularly utilized in care (e.g., record of warm handoffs, promotion materials in waiting room, promotion of services in patient portal).

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