There is broad interest and significant investment in integrating behavioral and primary care among professional organizations, CMS, payors and providers. Yet, despite over two decades of convincing evidence about its value and cost-effectiveness, adoption of integrated behavioral health care is proceeding too slowly. What are the barriers to scaling a solution that is so critical to addressing our nation's behavioral health needs? What are the solutions we can implement today? What is the advocacy we need for tomorrow?
Individuals who have been working on integration issues for much of their careers joined us to explore how to build on key areas of agreement to highlight and promote critical first steps.