The healthcare system is facing an onslaught of patients with new and worsening conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is nowhere near ready to accommodate them.
The need for behavioral healthcare services has been increasing for several decades and this growth has accelerated exponentially due to COVID-19 and its impact on daily life.
At the same time, access to necessary care has not kept pace despite the demand. The gap between access and demand will continue to grow to dangerous levels this year unless payers and providers find new ways to optimize the limited behavioral healthcare resources currently available.
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