Collective BHI Solutions: Behavioral Health Integration Financing (2024)

In spring 2024, the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) will conduct a state-wide landscape assessment project to identify, synthesize and communicate successful practices to ensure sustainable payment for behavioral health integration into primary care. Integrating behavioral health into primary care is essential for providers looking to deliver patient-centered, high-quality and whole-person care. However, many provider organizations face challenges around reimbursement and long-term strategic planning, impacting their ability to integrate behavioral health services into the primary care setting.

Industry Stakeholder Input

By gathering and disseminating best practices in the commercial financing of behavioral health integration, CQC seeks to facilitate the implementation and long-term sustainability of behavioral health integration. CQC will interview key stakeholders, including health plans and provider organizations, addressing related to contracts, claims, credentialing and strategic planning.

Key Findings

CQC will synthesize and publish recommendations for successful practices for provider organizations and health plans to implement in Q4 of 2024.


Behavioral Health Integration Financing is possible thanks to the generous support of Blue Shield California Industry Initiatives.


Kristina Mody
Associate Director, Practice Transformation