Integrated Care

Behavioral health issues often drive frequent use of the emergency room and hospital inpatient wards. Among Medicaid patients who rely heavily on the hospital system, over 80 percent experience behavioral health issues. The current fragmented health care system separates medical and behavioral health into distinct financial and delivery silos, resulting in a lack of coordination among medical and behavioral health care services that leads to poor outcomes, inadequate access to care, and high costs.

We believe that integrated care will ultimately improve access to both behavioral health and physical health services, reduce costs, and improve overall health and wellbeing for Medicaid beneficiaries.


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