Alliant Quality, the Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Georgia and North Carolina, has been awarded a new project by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Improving Identification of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care and Care Transitions for Behavioral Health Conditions.
Our goal is two-fold:
Increase the annual screening rate in primary physician practices for the identification of depression and alcohol use disorders and
Increase the rate of follow-up in behavioral heatlh after inpatient psychiatric stay, thereby reducing readmissions.
Alliant Quality has developed a learning and action network (LAN) of medical experts, community partners, physician practices, health care entities and other stakeholders to disseminate best practices and improve the quality of behavioral health identification, intervention, referral and follow-up in primary care practices. To support this strategy we provide recorded Quickinars (30 minute learning sessions), and practice support tools on our website. We also send twice monthly articles in a newsletter and offer individualized on-site technical assistance (TA) at no cost, to assist with implementation and training. Physician practices participating in this project will learn how to gain efficiencies, reduce costs and improve overall quality of care. To schedule an on-site TA visit. Please email Stacy Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org.