UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research

Publication Date


Document Type



Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Primary Care | Psychiatry and Psychology


A detailed review of the teaching assistance (TA) and shared learning (SL) in the area of behavioral health integration UMass Medical School provided to participants of the Primary Care Payment Reform program, an alternative payment pilot developed by the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth. PCPR was designed to improve access, patient experience, quality and efficiency. As a result of TA and SL, practices reported higher rates on behavioral health quality measures and milestones.


Primary care payment reform, behavioral health, health care reform, Medicaid, payment reform, practice transformation, training

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© 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting


Presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.

Client/Partner: Executive Office of Health and Human Services



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