Value-based care and population health are the future — an approach that focuses on improvements in health, addresses care longitudinally, is driven by high-touch patient-provider relationships, and works with the whole person. In mental health and addiction, these payment and care delivery models are only just emerging, but they have the potential to dramatically improve health and outcomes.
While the expansion of telehealth and virtual care due to the pandemic has been beneficial overall, virtual-only is not the best long-term option for all populations. Specifically, in mental health and addiction treatment, where trusted relationships and longitudinal care are critical to positive outcomes, patients require personalized care plans and access to multiple modalities. Hybrid approaches that include both in-person and virtual options will be de rigueur in 2023.
— Corbin Petro, CEO and Co-founder, Eleanor Health