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Why You Need a Behavioral Health Strategy

When it comes to behavioral health, many providers agree that it’s a core component of healthcare. But often, behavioral health services are isolated into a separate business unit – or not subsidized at all. Whether due to reimbursement challenges or operational constraints, the lack of a behavioral health strategy can end up being more costly over the long term for the patient and the provider.

With mounting evidence showing a link between physical and mental health – and the pandemic elevating the importance of mental well-being – there’s no better time for healthcare providers to evaluate their behavioral health strategy.

This guide from KSM’s Healthcare Resources Group explains how hospitals and health systems can develop a behavioral health strategy that provides the best care for the patient while being cost-effective. From identification and intake to care delivery and financial risk, this guide outlines a new framework future-focused providers can use to integrate behavioral health as a core component of their organization.


George Batalis Partner, Healthcare Consulting
David Blish Director, Healthcare Consulting

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