The Connecting Care model (Independent Practice Integrated Care - IPIC) is being developed by AMHA-USA, AMHA-OR and MRI. The ConnectingCare model was created in response to government-mandated changes to health delivery, changes which impact the public, commercial payers and providers. It is being developed so that independent mental health professionals can participate more effectively in the evolving systems of mental health delivery.
Quality is defined by the “Triple Aim” of the Affordable Care Act as measures of (1) access, (2) improved group health and well-being and (3) management or containment of cost.
The model called “Connecting Care” was created by Mentor Research Institute.