Reimbursement of mental health providers basedon improvement of their patients’ care could reward insurers evenas the patients benefit.

According to Forbes, a move to value-based payments topsychiatrists and other providers may not just spur treatment to amore holistic model but also pay off in a big way for the insurersthat pay for care.

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is pushing for change in howmental health patients aretreated, and calling for the mental health industry to measureoutcomes just as the medical care system does. That way, he claims,lies the path to better treatment, but also financial reward.

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