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Report Examines Exchange of Behavioral Health Information in California

Nearly 10 years ago, the Institute of Medicine called for better care coordination among physical health, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, yet according to a new report from the California Healthcare Foundation, health care providers continue to have concerns about sharing their patients’ health information. Fine Print: Rules for Exchanging Behavioral Health Information in California details federal and state legal frameworks for sharing behavioral health information in California and highlights some county initiatives that have enabled better care coordination through the exchange of behavioral health data.