Brain in hand The U.S. is expected to face a projected shortage of 250,000 behavioral and mental health specialists by 2025.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic spurred many health care professionals to deemphasize face-to-face treatment, virtual consultations were being touted as a viable and effective way to help control spiraling costs and reach the millions of Americans who struggle to access care.  

A recent study by Accenture found that the use of virtual behavioral health techniques could open up treatment to an estimated 53 million people in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment. 

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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