State Approaches for Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

This technical assistance tool examines four broad strategies states can use to integrate behavioral health services into ACOs: (1) incorporating behavioral health into payment models; (2) requiring ACOs to report on behavioral health metrics; (3) encouraging ACOs to include behavioral health providers; and (4) providing integration supports. It explores how eight states have incorporated these strategies into their ACO approaches.