VCU’s Tappahannock Hospital is Second in VCU Health System to Receive 24/7 Telepsychiatry Coverage from Array

Tappahannock, VA – VCU Tappahannock Hospital today announced a telepsychiatry program that will support patients with mental health needs with access to timely, high-quality behavioral health services in partnership with Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry practice in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral health care. With new around-the-clock psychiatric services delivered through in-hospital videoconferencing, VCU Tappahannock Hospital will integrate Array’s experienced behavioral health clinicians across its emergency department, medical, and surgical units. The partnership will deliver more timely, proficient, and appropriate coverage to Essex County patients and help address the growing mental health crisis in this rural area of the state.

The innovative program at VCU Tappahannock Hospital implements on-demand telepsychiatry services for patients and support for onsite staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This virtualized model has been proven to be an efficient, convenient, and cost-effective form of mental health care delivery to safely expand psychiatric care and overcome staffing shortages of in-person psychiatric providers. Array’s licensed psychiatric clinicians will see VCU Tappahannock’s admitted patients and those in the emergency department online directly and consult with hospitalists on treatment plans, psychiatric evaluations and assessments, disposition decisions, and prescribe medication, if needed.

This program is the second partnership of its kind with the VCU Health. Array has delivered on-demand emergency department telepsychiatry services at VCU’s Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, VA since May 2020. With this additional clinical support, VCU Tappahannock Hospital will be positioned to shorten wait times, make better use of available beds, improve satisfaction, and help ensure their patients are receiving the most suitable, least restrictive level of care. Array has more than a decade of experience in Virginia helping to reduce psychiatric boarding in emergency departments.

“The increasing rise of mental health cases and needs in our community has stretched the capacity of our resources to support these patients with the specialty services they deserve. Our partnership with Array has helped us meet that need at VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital,” said hospital president Liz Martin.

“From consults and answering questions to direct patient care and rounding for follow-up, Array’s extensive clinical expertise will now enhance our behavioral health capacity in ways our staff and patients at Tappahannock urgently need. I’m confident this program will have a positive impact on our goal to provide safe, high-quality comprehensive care, to include mental health support.”

The VCU Tappahannock and Array partnership comes as there’s been an increase in mental health admissions in emergency departments nationwide and a shortage of behavioral health clinicians available to meet demand. According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, Emergency Departments across Virginia have reported a nearly 4% statewide increase in the number of patients presenting with behavioral health issues and mental health emergency admissions. At the same time, staffing shortages at Virginia’s mental hospitals have overwhelmed facilitates as the patient population has surged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with VCU Health by extending this program to Tappahannock Hospital,” said Array Vice President Liz Bello. “As patients’ mental and behavioral health needs continue to grow, our telepsychiatry services ensures VCU Tappahannock’s onsite care team and their patients don’t have to wait days when they need psychiatric services immediately. This latest extension of Array’s telepsychiatry program continues our commitment to expand access to high quality behavioral health care for facilities and individuals in rural communities.”

Learn more about Array Behavioral Care’s on-demand services for emergency departments, hospitals, and other acute care settings here.

About VCU Tappahannock Hospital

VCU Tappahannock Hospital strives every day to earn the community’s trust with state-of-the-art medical care, compassionate professionals and concern for the community they serve. The hospital’s services range from traditional hospital care to intensive care, including sophisticated diagnostics, home care and physician specialists in most fields. On Jan. 1, 2021, this hospital located in the Northern Neck and upper Middle Peninsula region of Virginia joined VCU Health System. To learn more, visit https://www.vcuhealth.org/tappahannock 

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

Aetna has announced a partnership with Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry provider in the country, to expand Array AtHome's service to all 50 states, reaching 87 million people between all of its partnerships. Array AtHome will provide Aetna members telepsychiatry services, including collaborative care models in up to seven languages.

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AtHome Coverage Reaches 87 Million Americans

Mount Laurel, NJ – September 30, 2021 — Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry practice in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral care, announced today its expansion with Aetna, a CVS Health company, as an in-network behavioral health provider for members in all 50 states. With this Aetna expansion, along with its other payers, Array AtHome’s telepsychiatry and behavioral care services are now a covered insurance benefit for 87 million people.

Array has been a telepsychiatry provider to Aetna since 2008 through a legacy company and became an in-network covered benefit for members in 2016, serving 12 states. The new national contract comes after a strong track record of quality care and improving behavioral health outcomes. Among Aetna members, Array has achieved a net promoter score of 62 — nearly twice the healthcare industry’s average — indicating widespread high satisfaction and loyalty. Additionally, Array has pioneered collaborative care models, including adult and child telepsychiatry programs, in which primary care providers (PCPs) and Array clinicians collaborate to proactively manage behavioral symptoms to the point of remission.

“Amid the mental health crisis we’re seeing nationwide, we are continuously looking to provide our members with expanded access to evidence-based mental wellbeing services,” said Dr. Hyong Un, Chief Psychiatric and Innovation Officer for Aetna. “Array’s embrace of data-driven care, focused on integration, is a key component of our efforts.  We are excited to further expand our relationship.”

With Array, patients have ongoing access to secure, online video calls with a clinician matched to their needs. Array has the largest and most-trusted virtual team of licensed psychiatry clinicians in the country, including adult and child and adolescent psychiatrists as well as a variety of other licensed behavioral clinicians. From stress to depression, anxiety, trauma and more, Array’s clinicians treat the gamut of behavioral health needs, providing ongoing talk therapy, psychiatric assessment, and medication management, if needed. Array’s clinicians are also fluent in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Dutch, Hindi, Farsi and Portuguese, enabling Array to reach a diverse set of patients.

“We’re honored to deepen our partnership with Aetna and extend our services to its members nationwide,” said James R. Varrell, MD, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Array Behavioral Care. “Individuals in need of mental health support can find a behavioral health specialist who suits their needs. And Aetna’s entire network of healthcare professionals, PCPs, and hospitals now has the country’s largest telepsychiatry service organization on their team. This expansion is an important step in our commitment to increasing behavioral health care access to every community in America.”

Array’s telepsychiatry services and solutions have helped transform the behavioral healthcare landscape. People seeking care via Array are connected to ongoing services from the right licensed professional counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist in a matter of days. Learn more about Array AtHome today.

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand, Scheduled and AtHome divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

Emergency Department Program to Help Address the Increasing Demand for Behavioral Care

Sidney, MT – Sidney Health Center, a nonprofit community based medical center serving people in the MonDak region for more than 100 years, announced the recent launch of a new emergency department telepsychiatry program in partnership with Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry practice in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral health care. With psychiatry delivered through real-time, in-hospital videoconferencing, Sidney Health Center’s emergency clinicians and patients will now have greater access to appropriate, timely psychiatric coverage to address the growing mental health crisis.

The innovative program at Sidney Health Center implements on-demand telepsychiatry, which has been proven to be an effective form of care delivery and a convenient, cost-effective way to safely expand psychiatric support without the challenge of staffing an in-person psychiatry provider. Through the new program, Array psychiatry clinicians will see Sidney Health Center patients directly in the emergency department and consult with emergency department staff on next steps, treatment plans, and medication, if needed. With this additional clinical support, Sidney Health Center can shorten wait times, make better use of available beds, improve satisfaction, and help ensure individuals are receiving the most appropriate, least restrictive level of care.

“Through this partnership, we feel better equipped to meet the needs of patients who are seeking mental health care,” said Sidney Health Center CEO, Jennifer Doty. “Array’s extensive clinical expertise will enable us to meet the increasing behavioral health demand in our community. In the long run, I envision this program not only improving patient satisfaction, but emergency department physicians and other staff satisfaction as well.”

The Sidney Health Center and Array partnership comes at a time when mental health is a top concern in Montana. In fact, in a 2020 PHQ-9 screen for severe depression, Richland County was among one of the top scoring counties indicating the widespread behavioral health needs of residents. The mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic combined with a shortage of psychiatrists nationwide has resulted in an increased demand for behavioral healthcare in emergency departments, including at Sidney Health Center.

“We are pleased to partner with Sidney Health Center to offer this program in an area where it’s needed most,” said Array Vice President, Liz Bello. “A 2017 study found that 55% of counties in the continental U.S. do not have any psychiatrists. As a result, we’ve seen the demand for behavioral care in acute settings soar. It’s important to efficiently address these needs via telepsychiatry so that all patients in the emergency department are able to receive the care they need.”

Learn more about Array Behavioral Care’s on-demand services for emergency departments, hospitals, and other acute care settings here.


About Sidney Health Center

Sidney Health Center is a not-for-profit community based medical center that has been serving people in the MonDak region for more than 100 years. Located in the heart of Richland County, the attractive Eastern Montana campus includes an acute care hospital, clinic area, retail pharmacy and an extended care facility offering a complete range of services from birth through end-of-life, which is complemented by an array of outreach services. To learn more, visit https://www.sidneyhealth.org/.


About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

The leading telepsychiatry service provider expands its geographical footprint in Illinois by offering Array AtHome telepsychiatry to more than 9 million people across the state.

Mount Laurel, NJ – September 20, 2021 — Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry practice in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral care, announced today its new partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (BCBS IL) to provide convenient online psychiatry and therapy services to BCBS Illinois members. Effective August 24, 2021, Array is a covered benefit for more than 9.3 million lives in Illinois through its relationships with healthcare payers. In addition to being in network BCBS IL, Array is an existing partner to 35 community clinics and two hospitals across Illinois.

Telebehavioral health has emerged as a modality of care delivery that payers have used to fill the gap between community needs and industry constraints. The increased demand for behavioral care services coupled with provider shortages has made it difficult for payers to meet the needs of their members. Through Array, BCBS IL members have access to a large network of licensed professional therapists and psychiatry clinicians to receive high-quality care.

With greater and more convenient access to care, BCBS IL is among many payers taking steps to expand coverage for telebehavioral services for their members during the pandemic and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the partnership with BlueCross Blue Shield Illinois, Array Behavioral Care is in-network with the following health plans in Illinois: Aetna, Cigna, Cigna Medicare Advantage and Optum Healthcare.

“Illinois has been heavily impacted by the nation’s behavioral health workforce shortage. Currently, over 4.8 million Illinois residents reside in a designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Area. Through our partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois and several other health plans, we aim to provide specialized mental health support with our large and diverse network of clinicians,” said Justine Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Array AtHome. “What every payer knows about mental health is that it’s not enough to just have availability, patients also need to connect with clinicians who they can determine as the right fit for them.”

As the largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country, Array’s services are a covered benefit for more than 87 million individuals nationwide. Array’s AtHome care makes it easy for patients to connect with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, counselors, or therapists from wherever is convenient for them. Clinicians are matched to patients based on their needs and can provide psychiatric assessments, talk therapy, and medication management. Payers using Array experience greater member satisfaction, better outcomes, and decreased care costs all due to greater patient access to the right clinician for the best possible treatment. Array regularly collaborates with its payer partners, patient care teams and providers to deliver coordinated care to meet a patient’s healthcare goals.

Learn more about Array’s AtHome Care for health plan providers here.

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array is also the exclusive national telebehavioral partner to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Behavioral Health. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand, Scheduled and AtHome divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

Physician organization and behavioral care industry leaders target anxiety and depression  

Mount Laurel, NJ, and Chicago, IL – September 8, 2021 — Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral care, today announced an expanded partnership with United Physicians, one of the country’s largest physician organizations, on a new telebehavioral Collaborative Care Model for adolescents at participating pediatrician offices in Michigan. A first of its kind, the pediatric Collaborative Care Model comes on the heels of a recently launched, immediately successful behavioral care program by Array and United Physicians targeting adults in primary care settings. Both the adult and pediatric programs are rapidly expanding to new practices across Michigan.

As a result of the rise in demand for behavioral care needs among children and teens, the Collaborative Care Model has emerged as a key component of behavioral health integration in pediatric settings. Research shows that there are only nine psychiatrists per 100,000 people, and child and adolescent specialists are in even shorter supply. Under the new Array and United Physicians Collaborative Care Model, a participating pediatrician works closely with Array’s behavioral health clinicians to provide timely access to scarce child psychiatric resources. By connecting pediatricians with child and adolescent psychiatrists virtually, Array and United Physicians empower PCPs to manage more care needs in the primary care environment patients are familiar with. Not only does this remove barriers to access and minimize referral follow-up issues, but it also helps remove stigmas associated with mental health treatment by connecting the treatment to the established PCP–patient relationship.

In the program, pediatricians identify patients between the ages of 12 and 18 in need of behavioral health care through screenings, such as PHQ-9 (depression) and GAD-7 (anxiety). Once a patient is identified, the pediatrician discusses program enrollment with the patient and works with Array’s behavioral health care managers and consulting psychiatrist on a treatment plan. The program is integrated clinically as well as operationally. Array clinicians work within pediatricians’ EMRs to see and suggest prescriptions for medications. Additionally, the teams utilize detailed registries to track patients’ progress over time. What’s more, these Collaborative Care services are not only scalable and available to pediatric practices of all sizes, but are a covered benefit under patients’ health plans, making this critical behavioral care financially accessible to both patients and physicians.

“Our PCPs have been inundated with behavioral health needs, yet have not had the resources to address them in the most timely, appropriate, or financially feasible manner,” said Dr. Kim Coleman, Chief Medical Officer at United Physicians. “We’ve seen how our partnership with Array improved the health of our adult populations, so it was an easy decision to apply this Collaborative Care Model to help our adolescents in need. We couldn’t have done this without Array’s expertise, guidance, and collaboration, and the participation of our payers.”

The pediatric Collaborative Care Model follows the launch of a successful adult model between Array and United Physicians, which has achieved sustained improvements on PHQ-9 and GAD-7 scores among adults enrolled in the program. Patient-reported measures indicate that patients feel improvement in dealing with anxiety and depression, are better able to engage in activities of daily living, and are more satisfied with their lives and relationships as a result of the program.

“United Physicians and Array are aligned in our goal to help patients achieve remission of conditions, not just reduction of symptoms. We’ve seen it in adults, and we expect the same among teens and children,” said Charissa Isaacs, LPC, Manager of Collaborative Care for Array Behavioral Care. “We are so grateful to partner with United Physicians in bringing psychiatry into primary care settings. The Collaborative Care Model requires a team approach, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Array’s telepsychiatry services and solutions have helped transform the behavioral healthcare landscape. As an industry pioneer, Array Behavioral Care continues to advocate and educate the medical community about telepsychiatry’s benefits. Learn more about Array today.

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral healthcare. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand, Scheduled, and AtHome divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations, and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care, and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

About United Physicians

United Physicians, Inc. (UP), is one of Michigan's largest independent physician organizations, representing 2,200 physicians with medical staff privileges at hospitals throughout Southeast Michigan. UP's mission is to deliver a healthcare system of excellence to its community through a coordinated, efficient, and integrated network of physicians. Visit www.updoctors.com to learn more.

 

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Array Joins Hall of Fame Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence

Mount Laurel, NJ — Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry practice in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral health care, has been chosen as the exclusive national telebehavioral health partner of Hall of Fame of Behavioral Health, an affiliate of The Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Along with the partnership, Array has joined Hall of Fame Behavioral Health’s Centers of Excellence, a nationwide network of elite facilities that provide the highest quality of care to former players and their families.

With this new partnership, current and former pro football athletes, their families, as well as coaches, trainers, agents, and other professionals, now have access to Array’s telehealth services, which include secure, online video calls with a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, counselor or therapist matched to their needs. Array’s clinicians will provide online psychiatric evaluations, counseling, therapy and medication management, among other services. Additionally, Array’s behavioral health specialists will serve as telebehavioral experts for Hall of Fame Behavioral Health educational events and promotions.

“Being a professional athlete in the public eye comes with a host of stressors on individuals’ mental health. Unfortunately, a huge barrier to access is the stigma associated with an athlete admitting that their mental health may not match their physical health,” said Wes Cain, President & CEO of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health. “We chose Array as our telebehavioral care partner for their commitment to mental health care destigmatization, access, and quality, not just for athletes, but also for their families and support systems.”

Over the course of 2021, athletes across all sports have led a shift of making mental health more relatable. Athletes on the world stage, from Naomi Osaka to Simon Biles to Noah Lyles, have bravely spoken up about their mental health struggles and why a healthy mind is undeniably connected to a fulfilling life on and off the field of competition. They have used their professional and personal platforms to spark candid conversations about the importance of mental health and well-being. Array seeks to build on this momentum through its partnership with Hall of Fame Behavioral Health by extending its mission of transforming access to quality, timely behavioral health care to all individuals affiliated with The Pro Football Hall of Fame, empowering them with the tools they need to overcome mental health obstacles and achieve purpose, balance, and fulfillment in their lives.

“A healthy mind is undeniably connected to a healthy body. Stress, substances, self-doubt, stigma, and scarcity of access to quality care can impede even the strongest athletes’ ability to achieve wellness. On top of that, those who live at home with them or work with them professionally are often subject to similar challenges,” said Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, a double board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist and Array’s Senior Vice President and Medical Director of Scheduled Care and AtHome. “We’ve teamed up with Hall of Fame Behavioral Health because we share a common goal to break down barriers preventing athletes and their support systems from achieving the mental wellness they deserve.”

To kick off the new partnership, Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite and Marlene McDermott, an Array LMFT serving children, adolescents, and adults spoke at Enshrinement Week August 5-9, 2021 to educate athletes and their families on mental health topics and their exclusive access to Array’s telebehavioral health services. Athletes and Pro Football of Fame Affiliates interested in finding an Array clinician matched to their needs can get started now. Visit Array’s website for more information about Array AtHome.

 

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

About Hall of Fame Behavioral Health

Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is an affiliate of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive solution for mental health, behavioral health and substance use issues for all athletes and their families. By partnering with vetted and accredited providers across the United States, HOFBH can ensure consistent, high-quality care customized for athletes and those who support them. To learn more, visit https://www.hofbh.com/.

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In a recent Health Evolution article, Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, Senior Vice President and Associate Medical Director of Scheduled Care and AtHome Care at Array, discusses how telehealth increases access to behavioral health care, particularly for underserved communities and populations. Despite its many benefits, she acknowledges that challenges still exist, especially when it comes to payment parity, prescribing of controlled substances, and the digital divide.

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COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our healthcare system, most notably, the increased use and widespread adoption of telehealth.  Many patients and providers in New Jersey and across the country, have come to rely on telehealth services during the pandemic and do not want to abruptly lose access to those services once the public health emergency period ends.  Array Behavioral Care CEO Geoffrey Boyce recently penned an op ed with Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, calling on NJ Governor Murphy to support legislation to ensure NJ residents have permanent access to virtual care.  New Jersey cannot afford to squander this opportunity and take a step backward. Patients overwhelmingly want to use telehealth, providers appreciate its ability to help them better deliver care and manage patients’ health, and it’s a lifeline for so many of the patients too often left behind by our healthcare system.

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Mt. Laurel, NJ and Chicago, IL – June 23, 2021 — Array Behavioral Care, the largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country and a thought leader in modern behavioral health care, today announced a collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to co-present an America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) webinar titled “Using Telebehavioral Health in Collaborative Care.” During the webinar, which will take place Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET, leaders from Array and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will present strategies for health plans and providers to improve the integration of physical and behavioral health care with innovative payment models to cover the cost of care.

Due to nationwide shortages of psychiatrists, primary care and acute care providers are seeing upticks in demand for behavioral health care. Yet many are not equipped to appropriately meet this care need. Proactive integration of physical and behavioral health addresses this challenge and breaks down care silos by bringing qualified behavioral health specialists directly into the primary care setting.

During the webinar, James R. Varrell, MD, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Array Behavioral Care, will be joined by William Beecroft, MD, DLFAPA, Medical Director of Behavioral Health of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, to share their insights and experiences in the use of telebehavioral health in collaborative care. Key points that Dr. Varrell and Dr. Beecroft will focus on include:

  • How telepsychiatry can expand access to behavioral health specialists, improve patient outcomes and decrease the cost of care
  • The hallmarks of collaborative care, including care coordination, use of validated clinical screeners and rating scales for depression and anxiety and regular case reviews with a consulting psychiatrist
  • The barriers, benefits and best practices of virtual collaborative care
  • How teams of providers in Michigan are working together to treat the whole person, including their physical, behavioral and social needs

We’re experiencing a crisis in behavioral health care. Patients are showing up at their doctor’s office or local emergency room in need of psychiatric care with no psychiatrists in sight,” said Dr. Varrell. “Integrated, telebehavioral care approaches are transforming access to quality, timely care, and I look forward to sharing ways that plans and providers can work together to achieve this.”

“We’ve seen firsthand how a collaborative care model can help us properly care for patients with complex psychological and physical needs, leading to lower healthcare costs and better outcomes,” said Dr. Beecroft. “I’m happy to share the ‘dos and don’ts’ we’ve discovered so that others can build these models too.”

Array’s telepsychiatry services and solutions have helped transform the behavioral healthcare landscape. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array Behavioral Care continues to advocate and educate the medical community about telepsychiatry’s benefits. Learn more about the AHIP session and register online today to attend.

About Array

Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

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