Digital Health Strategies to Overcome Gaps in Care for Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is increasingly getting the attention it deserves due to recent legislation and declining stigma, although challenges still exist. Why is behavioral health a topic payors and providers should pay attention to? $172B is spent annually on behavioral health[1], with the majority of the spend coming from depression[2]. Not only does behavioral health account for high costs, physical chronic disease patients with behavioral health comorbidities have significantly more expenditures than those without.