Managed Care

 

Coverage, cost remain mental health care issues

MANAGED CARE February 2014. © MediMedia USA
Snapshot

Coverage, cost remain mental health care issues

About 9.6 million adults age 18 or older suffered from a significant mental illness in 2012, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. About 6 million of these received treatment. They could be treated as an outpatient or inpatient and, in each category, with or without medication. Only 7.2% percent received all three types of care (outpatient counseling, inpatient counseling, and medication); the majority received two types.

Those who did not get mental health care gave a variety of reasons, and inability to afford treatment topped the list (46%). It should be noted, however, that “health insurance did not cover any treatment” comes in dead last (6%) and just a couple of spaces up is “health insurance did not cover enough treatment” (8%). The top of the list includes those who thought they could handle the problem without treatment (28%), and those who didn’t know where to get care (23%).

Number of services

Persons with significant mental illness: 9.6 million

Why mental health services were not sought

Source: “Results From the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Detailed Tables,” Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, December 2013

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015