Health Care Providers Get An In Depth Look At Integrated Health Care
Dr. David Buck with the Baylor College of Medicine and Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston facilitates an integrated health care breakout session.
The Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative (BHACA), a collaborative endeavor of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers and Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA Houston), held an educational event “Integrated Health Care: Implementation and Maintenance” on November 21st at United Way of Greater Houston.
In a previous session, a number of providers indicated several issues of interest, including information privacy, which they wanted to explore in greater detail. Partnering expert, Marshall Preddy, Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer with Lone Star Circle of Care, a federally qualified health center headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, provided detailed information regarding privacy considerations in integrated health care under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2, which sets forth regulations regarding the sharing of substance abuse program information.
Preddy, Greg Jensen with Lone Star Circle of Care, Josefina Alcalá with The Center for Health Care Services, Dr. David Buck with Baylor College of Medicine and Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston, Dr. Katherine Sanchez with The University of Texas at Arlington, and Alejandra Posada with MHA Houston facilitated a series of breakout sessions to offer expert insight on integrated health care partnerships, communication and coordination of care among providers, and behavioral health and primary care providers’ roles in integrated care.