Drawing Attention to Team-Based Care

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May 2015
AJMC: Managed Markets Network

According to a panel of experts convened by The American Journal of Managed Care, including Wayne Katon, the Affordable Care Act has significantly increased attention to team-based approaches to mental health care and the costs associated with comorbid mental illness and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. Experts identified three main priorities for improved mental health care, including early identification, addressing the relationship between mental health and comorbidities, and improved adherence to treatment.