Participation Benefits

Once accepted, the benefits of SIM participation are widely varying and expansive:

  • Decreased depression levels, improvement in quality of life, lower rates of hospitalization
  • Decreased spending on inappropriate uses of medical services like emergency department visits and hospitalization
  • Increased access and understanding of comorbidities between physical and behavioral health
  • Better communication and coordination of mental and physical health
  • More convenient services for patients with less patient stigma
  • More comprehensive services including better health education
  • Business consulting expertise through the SIM Practice Transformation Program
  • Clinical health information technology support (HIT) to optimize Electronic Health Records and generate better data
  • Payments upon completion of program milestones
  • Up to $40,000 upon receiving competitive grants

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