Unit One: Introduction to Integrated Behavioral & Physical Health Care

Chapter One: The Affordable Care Act & The Plan for a Healthier Washington – Context and the Business Case for Integration

Unit One: Class One


Learning Objectives

1.1.1. Summarize how the State Health Care Innovative Plan and state laws are affecting health care policies as a part of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 to provide whole person health care approaches.

1.1.2. Compare and contrast the four integration models given by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services as option for state health care authorities for the integration of behavioral health in primary care.

1.1.3. Describe the current plans for the development of the North Sound Accountable Care Organization and Behavioral Health Organization.

Reading Assignments


  • The Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care: Skills for Integrated Practice: Chapter 1; pgs 1-18

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