Behavioral Health Business March 23, 2023
It’s no secret that patients with serious mental illnesses (SMIs) are costly to care for and have significantly worse outcomes than their peers.
But value-based care models could enable providers to get creative in caring for these patients, leading to better outcomes and lower costs. Specifically, the value-focused model could allow providers to use wrap-around services that address social determinants of health and focus on whole-person wellbeing.
“Care that is driven by financial reimbursement is not designed to solve a problem, and it’s designed to continue the cycle of reimbursement,” Sonia Garcia, co-founder and chief product officer of Amae, said during Behavioral Health Business’ VALUE event. “What value-based care does is it breaks that cycle.
“It breaks that cycle, she...