More that half of the patients who are in need of mental health care go untreated due to the lack of resources and access. Of those who do receive care, more than 50% are treated by their Primary Care provider. As a Primary Care Physician, you can initiate behavioral health integration and expand the traditional offerings of the patient-centered medical home. With Collaborative Psychiatric Care, it is technologically possible and financially feasible to give your patients access to the cutting-edge mental health care that they need.
Today's healthcare system rewards practitioners who implement effective, value-driven strategies to improve the health of their patients. Telepsychiatry is a solution that will benefit your patients and reduce costs.
With a robust evidence base that shows telepsychiatry leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction ratings, policy makers, payers and providers are increasingly considering ways to implement and use telepsychiatry.
~ American Psychiatric Association
Meet Your Patients' Needs
Increased Access - telepsychiatry breaks through the accessibility barrier; reaching patients in rural areas and under-served populations.
Comfort and Convenience - patients participate in care appointments from their primary care physician's office.
Lower Costs - telepsychiatry in behavioral health integration systems is reimbursable through new codes by Medicare and many private payers.
Successful Treatment - realize significant improvements in outcomes; a more satisfying patient experience leads to more effective care.