Benefits

Financial Benefits

  • Current insurance policies pay for an annual screening assessment for every patient for depression and alcohol misuse. On average, a screening battery is reimbursed 80% of the time.
  • It is an appropriate level of care to reassess symptomatic patients at intervals. The same battery is used for such reassessment.
  • The average reimbursement for the alcohol misuse and depression screening assessments is $38. These should be done annually for every patient.

9.5%

adults experience clinically

SIGNIFICANT

DEPRESSION

(per year)

ONLY

50.9% of

those receive treatment for
DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

18.1%

of adults experience

SIGNIFICANT

ANXIETY

(per year)

ONLY

36.9% of

those receive treatment for
ANXIETY DISORDER

17MILLION

adults have a clinically

SIGNIFICANT

ALCOHOL

(use disorder)

ONLY

7.6% of

those receive treatment for
ALCOHOL USER DISORDER

HOWEVER

83.2%

of adults had contact with a health care professional in the past year. Thus, the primary care office has the greatest potential to identify mental health conditions and improve care!