Brief Behavioral Interventions in Primary Care: Billing Considerations & Clinical Training

On Friday, May 8, 2015, healthcare administrators, billing staff, behavioral health clinicians and other healthcare professionals gathered together to learn about integrating brief behavioral interventions into a primary care setting.  Event sponsors include Mental Health American of Greater Houston and Network of Behavioral Health Proviers (collaborating through the Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Intitiative), the Harris County Healthcare Alliance, The Houston Recovery Center, and Beacon Health Options.


Resouces provided by individual speakers can be found below.


Billing/Financial Considerations Panel and Advocacy Planning

Emilie Becker, MD, Mental Health Medical Director, Texas Medicaid and CHIP Program

Resources Provided:


Katy Caldwell, Executive Director, Legacy Community Health Services

Rodney McDonald, RN, MSN, Nurse Consultant, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Fee for Service Branch Dallas Texas Regional Office

Resources Provided:


Heidi Schwarzwald, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer – Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Health Plan, Medical Director of Pediatrics, The Center for Children and Women Texas Children’s Health Plan, Vice Chair and Section Head of Community Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

Moderator: Alejandra Posada, M.Ed., Director of Education and Training, Mental Health America of Greater Houston

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Breakout Sessions: Clinical Training


Brief Solution-Focused Interventions

Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD

Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston

Depression Risk Assessment and Intervention

Kavon Young, MD; Blanca Hernandez, PhD; Rodolfo Orna, LMFT

El Centro de Corazon

Behavioral Health Interventions for Common Medical Problems

Stephanie Chapman, PhD

Texas Children’s Health Plan – The Center for Children and Women

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Additional Event Resources:

Event Agenda:

Links to Clinical and Financial Resources for Brief Behavioral Interventions in Primary Care:
Public System Medicare and Medicaid Billing Worksheet, Published by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, Slighly Revised by BHACA Initiative: