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Behavioral Health Network

Network Overview

A concern among the medical community is the prevalence of undetected or misdiagnosed alcohol use disorders (AUD) and depression in the U.S. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Institute of Medicine, nearly 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries live with one or more mental health or substance use conditions.

As the population of adults age 65 and older continues to grow, identification through screening within primary care practices is the first step to help improve the lives of Medicare beneficiaries with these conditions.

The Behavioral Health Network is convening an online community of primary care physicians, inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), hospitals, partners and community stakeholders from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas to identify and implement solutions to help Medicare beneficiaries in these areas who are suffering from depression and AUDs receive needed care.

Join the Behavioral Health Network

By joining this network, you and/or your organization will receive access to free resources and training to help to increase the screening rates for depression and AUDs of Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at primary care practices, and help reduce the 30-day readmission rate and increase follow-up care for patients discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities. Download this fact sheet (PDF) to learn more about how you or your organization will benefit from joining the Behavioral Health Network.To join, click on the “Create an Account” link in the upper right corner of this page and following the prompts.



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April 10-11 Virtual Conference

2018 TMF QIN Learning and Action Virtual Conference

Register today to attend the annual TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization’s virtual conference. This year’s free event will be held April 10-11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, and will focus on patient and clinician engagement in quality improvement. Attendees from all health care settings are encouraged to attend to learn about strategies and solutions to implement to overcome a variety of challenges facing the health care community today. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Visit the event webpage to view the agenda and register.

March 8 Webinar

Utilizing Data to Support Readmissions Reduction Efforts for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Register today for this TMF Quality Innovation Network presentation on March 8, 2018, noon - 1 p.m. CT, to learn about using data to support readmissions reduction efforts for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs). Participants will learn how they can use data reports to aid in their decision-making process of intervention selection and implementation. Speakers will review Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiatives and how they relate to readmission reduction efforts for IPFs.

March 27 Webinar

Hope and Help for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 1 - 2 p.m. CT for this webinar from the Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions. The presentation, delivered by Dennis C. Daley, PhD, will cover treatment engagement strategies, family member support, help and support resources and more.

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