UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care Announces Positive Impact of Behavioral Health Home Plus Model for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in New Article Published in Health Affairs Journal

The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care, which was created to support innovation and foster research collaboration for improving health care value, announced the release of a new article featured in the February issue of Health Affairs, one of the nation's pre-eminent academic journals dedicated to the health care industry.

The article highlighted in Health Affairs focuses on the impact of a uniquely comprehensive behavioral health home plus model for people with serious mental illness who are at high risk for chronic disease and shortened lifespans. The model was developed by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, part of UPMC Insurance Services Division, in collaboration with members, families, providers, and government agencies. The study, funded by an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), involved 11 community mental health providers in Pennsylvania who delivered one of two behavioral health home approaches, patient self-directed or provider-supported.

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