Payment for Integrated Care: Challenges and Opportunities.

Research paper by Katherine K Hobbs Knutson

Indexed on: 17 Sep '17Published on: 17 Sep '17Published in: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America


A multidisciplinary team approach to care and robust care coordination services are primary components of almost all integrated care delivery systems. Given that these services have limited reimbursement in fee-for-service payment arrangements, integrating care in a fee-for-service environment is almost impossible. Capitated payment models hold promise for supporting integrated behavioral and physical health services. There are multiple national examples of integrated care delivery systems supported by capitated payment arrangements.