The Financial Dimension of Integrated Behavioral/Primary Care

  title={The Financial Dimension of Integrated Behavioral/Primary Care},
  author={Nicholas A. Cummings and William T. O’Donohue and Jeffrey L. Cummings},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
There are two reasons why mental health, now more appropriately termed behavioral healthcare, is declining: (a) a lack of understanding among psychotherapists of healthcare economics, particularly the intricacies of medical cost offset, and (b) our failure as a profession to see the importance of behavioral interventions as an integral part of the healthcare system inasmuch as the nation pays for healthcare, not psychosocial care. This paper will briefly describe the rapid changes in the… CONTINUE READING
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