How PHQ-9s Are Helping Oceans Prepare for Behavioral's Transition to Value-Based Care

Jul 23rd, 2021

Oceans’ quality measurement efforts were recently featured in Behavioral Health Business.

Many behavioral health providers are excited about the prospect of leveraging value-based care in order to be paid more for the high-quality outcomes they deliver. But there is no one universal strategy for how such care should be delivered or tracked, as behavioral health lacks many of the empirical measures used in physical health care.

As such, many providers interested in breaking into value-based care are unsure where and how to start.

For Oceans Healthcare, the solution could be the PHQ-9, a patient health questionnaire used to measure the severity of depression. Over the past couple years, the assessment has become particularly helpful for gauging the efficacy of the provider’s services, according to Melynda Boothe, executive vice president of process improvement and outcomes for Oceans. Read more.

 

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