The AMA’s Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative, coming on the heels of last week’s Executive Order, aims to help providers use telehealth to integrate mental and behavioral health services into primary care.

Healthcare providers will be getting some help in learning how to use telehealth to integrate mental health services into standard pathways of care.

With a coronavirus pandemic and rising substance abuse rates plaguing the nation, the American Medical Association is launching a new collaboration aimed at helping providers add telemental health to the primary care platform.

The Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative will bring together the collective expertise of the AMA, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and American Psychiatric Association.

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