Study estimates a total annual value opportunity of $31 billion in the Medicare market through integration of Mental Health/substance use and medical treatments.

“Literature suggests that an estimated 5%-10% of these total health expenditures for those with behavioral conditions may be eliminated through effective integration of behavioral healthcare with medical care, particularly in older patients with depression.”

The study identified several chronic medical conditions in the sample populations for further analysis of cost and value opportunity through medical/behavioral integration. These conditions were selected based on relatively high prevalence rates and ease of identification in claim data.

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