Odds are, you aren't meeting patients' behavioral health needs

Topics: Behavioral Health, Service Lines, Primary Care, Screening and Prevention, Methodologies, Performance Improvement

Cabell Jonas

October 4, 2013  |  Care Transformation Center

The Truth About Behavioral Health

Nearly one-fourth of adults have a diagnosable behavioral health condition, and two-thirds of Medicaid patients with a "top five" physical illness have at least one behavioral health comorbidity.

Patients with behavioral health problems are 3 times more likely to not follow care recommendations, leading to inappropriate ED utilization, risk of readmission, and a 60-75% increase in care costs.

Watch the video to find out how you can be more proactive about identifying these patients and getting them the care they need.

Three Ways to Become More Proactive

Our research briefing includes case studies of how organizations are screening for behavioral health needs in the primary care setting, using care transitions to detect and support behavioral health, and collaborating with other providers.