Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and Substance Abuse Services in Patient Centered Medical Home Practices: A Survey

Study Description and Methods

Through a survey distributed to all NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices, we will assess the scope of behavioral health services offered. The survey includes information on identification of behavioral health conditions, access to behavioral health services, and treatment procedures.

Specific Aims and Objectives

Our goal is to understand the current status of the clinical, operational, and financial organization of the delivery of behavioral health services within NCQA PCMH practices. In addition, we want to better understand PCMH practices’ satisfaction with the current organization and delivery of behavioral health services as well as the identification of obstacles to full integration of these services into primary care practice.


This survey was conducted from June 2010 through October 2010.


This project is currently under analysis. Please see below for key findings and publications.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237, x3180

Rodger Kessler, PhD, ABPP
Senior Scientist
AAFP National Research Network

Key Findings and Publications

Access the complete manuscript:

Engage Patients In Quality Improvement Survey Shows That Fewer Than A Third Of Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices. (9 page PDF)Han E, Hudson Scholle S, Morton S, et al. Health Affairs. 2013;32(2):368-375.

This study is funded from a grant from Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).