The Business Case for Bidirectional Integrated Care

We are pleased to announce a new resource for primary care, mental health and substance use disorders policy leaders, administrators and providers as well as advocates including consumer/client and family member organizations. The Integration Policy Initiative (IPI) Summit identified the development of the “business case for for bidirectional integrated care” as a key priority.This report authored by Barbara Mauer and Dale Jarvis of MCPP Heatlhcare Consulting on behalf of IPI and CIBHS (as well as accompanying brief talking points,) is intended to support efforts to “simultaneously accomplishthe three critical healthcare objectives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim:

  • Improve the health of the population
  • Enhance the patient experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability)
  • Reduce, or at least control, the per capita cost of total healthcare