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  • Ann Tucker

The missing piece of BHI that's costing health systems

Health systems have wrestled with thin margins for years—even decades. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, it’s become an even greater challenge to try to hold the line on costs while simultaneously shoring up revenue. Organizations that champion behavioral health integration (BHI) can accomplish both goals.

A recent Milliman study of claims found that people with mental and behavioral health conditions account for 57% of all healthcare expenditures.2 For health systems in ACOs or other risk-based contracts, this fact opens up tremendous opportunities for achieving shared savings and mitigating downside risk. Under fee-for-service models, it points to the potential for a robust revenue stream. Read more

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