Monthly Management Newsletter - July 1999

OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistics Medicare spending for behavioral health services, encompassing mental health, alcohol, and other drug treatment reached $10.6 billion in 1996. With adjustments for inflation, this figure is $11.2 billion for 1998. This accounts for 13.4% of all behavioral spending in the United States. Established in 1965 as part of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, Medicare has become a major source of mental health coverage for the five million beneficiaries who have mental disorders other . . .
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