The Lewin Group, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The purpose of the Behavioral Health Integration Capacity Assessment (BHICA) is to assist behavioral health organizations in evaluating their ability to implement integrated care. The BHICA enables behavioral health organizations to evaluate their processes related to three approaches to integrated care: coordinate care, co-locate care, or build primary care capacity in-house. It also allows organizations to assess their existing operational and cultural infrastructure to support greater integration. The BHICA was developed by IHI and the Lewin Group under a contract from the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.
Download the tool from the Resources for Integrated Care website
View a video that introduces the assessment tool and how to use it