CMS’ New Behavioral Health Model Illustrates Ongoing Effort To Push Value-Based Care, Integration Forward

The Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model propels the industry towards value-based care and further integration with the rest of the health care system. The new model is an effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to marshal public resources into a coordinated whole for those with severe behavioral health issues. Specifically, […]

64% of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries Have a Mental Health Diagnosis

Sixty-four percent of dual-eligible beneficiaries have a mental health diagnosis. In fact, dual-eligible beneficiaries are more likely to have a behavioral health diagnosis than Medicare-only beneficiaries. That’s according to a new ATI Advisory report, which zeros in on dual-eligible patients, or individuals who have both Medicare and Medicaid coverage. The report notes that dual-eligible beneficiaries […]

Why Medicare Advantage Plans May Struggle Finding Enough Behavioral Health Providers

The shortage of behavioral health professionals — especially psychiatrists — has spilled into realms adjacent to the industry as Medicare Advantage plans struggle to meet the provider standards set by the federal government. The issue is prevalent enough to catch the attention of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which announced in a […]

Pandemic Highlights Opportunities for LTACs to Invest in Behavioral Health

Some long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals have elevated their ability to treat behavioral health conditions amid the COVID-19 emergency, according to a recent report from ATI Advisory, a D.C.-based advisory services firm focused on transforming care delivery for frail older adults and their families. “I think you’re kind of seeing investment in infrastructure overall,” Conner […]