Variation in Stakeholder Preferences for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health Care

Molly Candon, Nathaniel Williams, Kelly Zentgraf, Alison Buttenheim, Meenakshi Bewtra, Rinad S. Beidas, Rebecca E. Stewart

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Abstract

Objective: The authors examined whether stakeholders in behavioral health care differ in their preferences for strategies that support the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Methods: Using data collected in March and April 2019 in a survey of stakeholders in Philadelphia Medicaid’s behavioral health care system, the authors compared empirical Bayes preference weights for implementation strategies across clinicians, supervisors, agency executives, and payers. Results: Preferences for implementation strategies overlapped among the stakeholders (N5357 survey respondents). Financial incentives were consistently ranked as most useful and performance feedback as the least useful for implementing EBPs. However, areas of divergence were identified. For example, payers preferred compensation for EBP delivery, whereas clinicians considered compensation for time spent on preparing for EBPs as equally useful. Conclusions: The observed variation in stakeholder preferences for strategies to implement EBPs may shed light on why the ongoing shift from volume to value in behavioral health care has had mixed results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1270-1273
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume73
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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