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CTAF Releases Draft Report on Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care

San Francisco, Calif., March 5, 2015 – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has posted the draft report “Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care” for public comment. This report will be the subject of deliberation and vote at the next public meeting of the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Oakland, California.

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The California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), a core program of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), reviews objective evidence reports and holds public meetings to develop recommendations for how stakeholders can apply evidence to improve the quality and value of health care.


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April 2, 2015
Oakland, CA
ICER’s report for CTAF will assess the evidence on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care; identify the components potentially associated with successful integration; and evaluate the legal, regulatory, and financial landscape for behavioral health integration (BHI) in California. The report will also include an overview of lessons learned from national and California-based experts to identify potential innovations and solutions for BHI in the state.

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