Dec. 4 CMS Town Hall Presentation

Behavioral Health Town Hall

Tridiuum VP-Clinical Services Cori McMahon, Psy.D., Presented ‘Improving Patient Outcomes with Behavioral Health Technology’ at CMS Town Hall

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Who: Cori McMahon, Psy.D., VP-Clinical Services, Tridiuum, Inc.; 20 years’ experience in direct clinical care, teaching, and clinical supervision and research; practicing clinician, specializing in chronic disease management; director of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Infectious Disease at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey

What/When: Dec. 4, 2018, 9:00am: Town Hall Meeting on FY2020 Applications for New Medical Services and Technologies Add-On Payments

Where: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Main auditorium, Central Building
7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21244–1850

Behavioral health issues are often overlooked and inextricably linked to physical health. Neglecting to address and fund them adds exponentially to the high cost of healthcare, particularly in cases of chronic-disease management.

Some quick facts:

  • About 66% of Medicare beneficiaries and 75% of those aged 65+ have multiple chronic conditions (HHS)
  • 90% of the nation’s $3.3T in annual healthcare expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.(CMS)
  • Investing in digital solutions will lead to better outcomes while reducing costs. There are $38B to $68B in potential annual savings through integrating behavioral health and medical care in the United States. (Milliman, 2018)