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Improving Identification of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:00PM EST
Objective: GA-HITEC has partnered with the state Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) of Georgia in recruiting primary care practitioners (PCP) to improve identification of Depression and Alcohol use disorder. Through these efforts, Alliant Quality will aim to increase the annual screening rate for the identification for depression (G0444) and alcohol disorder (G0442) in Medicare beneficiaries.  This initiative is led by CMS and Alliant Quality QIN-QIO. Participation in these projects can assist organizations in gaining efficiency, reducing costs and improving quality.
If you are a Primary Care Physician, Alliant Quality will provide free technical support and technical assistance in improving screening rates.
Through your participation in the program, practices will receive the following:
  • Education on screening tools, treatment and referral processes.
  • Workflow analysis to improve screening efficiency.
  • Designing process and linkages to referral programs.
  • Quality improvement technical assistance and consultation.
  • Training in quality improvement methodologies.
  • Opportunities to participate in a Learning and Action Network that integrates behavioral health work with other initiatives.
  • Education on best practices, shared successes and lessons learned.
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