BSI and Wellsys

Wellsys has developed a comprehensive program that trains and supports health educators to deliver BSI services to patients and employees with maximal effectiveness. The program includes startup training and proprietary software that walks the health coach and patient through the…


BSI helps healthcare providers improve outcomes, exceed quality measures and reduce healthcare costs. We help you implement BSI in clinics, EDs and hospital inpatient units, and maximize billing. BSI is ideal for accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, and hospitals….


BSI generates ROI. Conventional workplace wellness programs don’t. Wellsys coaches can come to your workplace, establish trust and rapport, and deliver BSI face-to-face and later by phone.  Alternatively our coaches can deliver services via a secure, HIPAA/HITECH-compliant web-based telehealth platform….


Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health: A Great Read, Especially for Healthcare Administrators

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drug and Health is out! I strongly recommend it… I have a couple of minor disagreements with the report…

New Research: SBIRT Reduces Medicaid Costs

To help Medicaid programs contain their costs, experts advise strengthening behavioral health services in primary care settings. A recent study I co-authored suggests that SBIRT – alcohol and drug Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment – deserves special attention, as it could help Medicaid programs save nearly $800 million per million Medicaid recipients…

Hospitals Can Thrive Under Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Joint Replacement with Behavioral Screening and Intervention (BSI)

Over one million hip and knee replacements are performed every year in the United States. Total costs exceed $30 billion. On April 1, Medicare launched a bold experiment on reducing costs through financial incentives to prevent expensive complications… How can hospitals adapt? One important way would be to address important behavioral risk factors for surgical complications – depression, unhealthy drinking and smoking…

Wellsys Videos

Please take a few minutes to watch these videos for more information on how Wellsys can help healthcare settings and workplaces implement evidence-based, cost-saving BSI.

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