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May 30, 2019

Mental Health Care Continues to Represent Growing Number of Private Insurance Claims

Mental health care is accounting for a growing number of private insurance claims, according to a recent report from FAIRHealth, “Spotlight on National Behavioral Health Trends, A 10-Year Window into Key Mental Health and Substance Abuse Indicators.”  The new data underscores the difficulties in determining causes behind increases in mental health care use, according to  STATNews.  FAIRHealth researchers found that claims related to depression, anxiety, and a handful of other mental health conditions are on the rise.  “Experts said the findings could reflect increased access to treatment — but cautioned that it’s difficult to determine the factors at play.”