Chronic Kidney Disease and Mental Health

Chronic Kidney Disease and Mental Health

A series on addressing chronic conditions through mental health care to improve outcomes and the bottom line Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a physically exhausting diagnosis for more than one in seven U.S. adults. It’s also a significant cost driver: Medicare alone spent $130 billion in 2018 for people in all stages of kidney disease. Health […]

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Drive Down Costs by Ramping Up Behavioral Health

Drive Down Costs by Ramping Up Behavioral Health

A series on addressing chronic conditions through mental health care to improve outcomes and the bottom line The effects—and downstream costs—resulting from co-occurring chronic physical and mental health conditions are staggering. For example: Among people with diabetes, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain and cancer, 73%-80% of participants in a voluntary screening scored positive or at-risk […]

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