Spending For Consumers With Comorbid Medical & Behavioral Conditions At 34% Of Total U.S. Health Care Spending

News Report | March 11, 2018

During 2017, people with comorbid medical and behavioral health conditions had estimated claims of $752 billion for medical and behavioral health care, across commercial insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid. The estimated $752 billion in spending for insured people with comorbid conditions represents about 34% of the estimated total $2.2 trillion in total spending for personal health services in 2017.

These estimates were reported in “Potential Economic Impact Of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare: Updated Projections For 2017” by Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAA; Douglas T. Norris, FSA, MAAA, Ph.D.; Jordan Paulus, FSA, MAAA; Katie Matthews, FSA, MAAA; Alexandra Weaver, FSA . . .

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