Businesses, government agencies, health plans, and accountable provider networks now recognize that 70% of those in the populations they serve with behavioral health conditions are seen primarily or exclusively in medical settings, yet only one in ten accesses outcome changing behavioral health treatment. Most get none. This is associated with persistent and treatment resistant medical conditions, high medical illness complication rates, and doubling of the annual total cost of care, 80% of which is for medical services.
The LinkedIn Integration Community sets up a dialogue among health care stakeholders and experts that promotes the integration of medical and behavioral health care across the medical continuum, i.e., outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, and post-acute care, as the group explores options and action steps available for transitioning from segregated medical and behavioral financial support and services delivery to value-added behavioral health services provided as part of medical benefits in medical settings.
To participate in the Integration Community, join the LinkedIn Group, Behavioral Integration in Medical Venues, Click Here.