A number of materials are available to PCCs through the PCC Plan Health
Education Materials Catalog. PCCs are able to order the following at no charge:
Member education materials about topics such as asthma, diabetes, breast and
cervical cancer, maternal and child health, as well as depression. Materials
also include childhood well-visit schedules and pharmacy-related brochures;
Tools for providers, such as the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP)
Guidelines, an obstetrical risk-assessment form, a stamp to record
emergency-room visits, reminder cards, and a charting tool to document diabetes
Policy materials, such as the PCC Plan Handbook.
Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan Health Education Materials Catalog
To order materials from the catalog, complete the online order form below or call the PCC Hotline at
1-800-495-0086 (press 1 for the English menu or 2 for the Spanish menu, then 3 then 4 to skip prompts).
Order Materials Online
A number of behavioral health educational materials for Members about topics such as Depression,
Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and
Alcohol and Drug Addiction can be found in the "For Members" section of our website under
"Health Publications" or by clicking
Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan Provider Handbook
Primary Care Clinicians: How to Coordinate Behavioral Health Services for PCC Plan Members
This booklet provides helpful information for providers when coordinating
behavioral and medical healthcare for PCC Plan members. Included are descriptions
of services provided by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP),
which manages the behavioral health benefit for all child and adult Members enrolled
in the PCC Plan. It provides a guide to locating behavioral health services when a
need is identified.
Click here to download the booklet.
Primary Care Behavioral Health Screening Toolkit
As part of the MassHealth Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), the
PCC Plan, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
(MBHP) and the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), has
published a behavioral health screening toolkit for primary care providers who
provide care for children under the age of 21. CHBI requires PCCs to use an
approved, standardized behavioral health screening tool selected from the list
which can be found in the PCC Plan Health Education Materials Catalog (item
number CBHI-Table) or the on CBHI web site
This toolkit includes guidelines on general implementation of behavioral health
screenings in primary care settings and guidance on clinical issues related to
screening and referral. Implementation of five commonly used screening tools - M-CHAT, PEDS, PHQ-9, PSC, and SDQ - is highlighted.
Click here to download the 87-page toolkit. (The toolkit may take a few minutes to download.)
Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with MBHP and the
Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR), has published a
separate toolkit for the CRAFFT (acronym for Car, Relax, Alone,
Forget Friends, Trouble) screen. The CRAFFT screens for
substance abuse in adolescents.
Self Administered CRAFFT
Click here to download the CRAFFT screening toolkit.
Youth Administered CRAFFT screening Tool forms are now available in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese at www.ceasar-boston.org/CRAFFT/selfCRAFFT.php
Communication between Behavioral Health Providers and Primary Care Clinicians "Two Way" Communication Form
The Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan and the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership,
along with Beacon Health Strategies, Fallon Community Health Plan, BMC HealthNet Plan,
Network Health, and Neighborhood Health Plan, have collaborated to create a single form that
can be used by all MassHealth providers to facilitate communication. Behavioral health
providers and PCCs can use the form when communicating with one another about a MassHealth
The primary purpose of this quality improvement initiative is to increase the frequency and
the quality of the content of communication between behavioral health providers and primary
care clinicians. Click here
to download the "Two Way" Communication Form.
formerly named the "Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan Quarterly," is an integrated newsletter featuring news, resources, and information benefitting both PCCs and behavioral health providers. Provider Connection contains stakeholder viewpoint columns, policy updates from MassHealth, and tips to increase practice efficiency and tackle common challenges. It also functions as a forum for providers of all types and sizes to share best practices and research ideas. Additionally, Provider Connection offers listings of events and trainings relevant to both PCCs and behavioral health providers.
Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan Quarterly newsletter