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National Health Expenditure Savings - Behavioral Health

Published June 25, 2015

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This analysis estimates potential savings to Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance (PHI) and out-of-pocket (OOP) based on a policy for integrating behavioral health into primary health care. Modeling specifications for expanding policies to the under 65 population are from Third Way.

In summary, projected savings to Medicare total $23.2 billion over the 10-year period (2015-2024) and projected savings to Medicaid, PHI and OOP total $28.0 billion, $207.0 billion and $43.1 billion respectively.

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