At least 5.6 million to 8 million – nearly one in five – older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use condition according to the new report “The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?” from the Institute of Medicine. The report calls for a redesign of Medicare and Medicaid payment rules to guarantee coverage of counseling, care management, and other types of services related to mental health conditions and substance use problems. Read more.
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