Mental health word cloud The report outlines an ongoing mental health crisis in the United States, which has only been exacerbated by the stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Shutterstock)

As the demand for behavioral health services has surged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, various stakeholders are looking for telehealth and digital solutions to not only provide care but coordinate various types of care and administrative services. A new study from the American Medical Association (AMA) presents a number of recommendations around behavioral health integration (BHI), with the goal of improving care and expanding coverage through better integration of behavioral and physical health care services.

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