Some plans use com­mu­ni­ty­based peer coun­sel­ing as an al­ter­na­tive to spe­cialty prac­tices.

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Uti­liza­tion and spend­ing

by Med­i­caid en­rollees with be­hav­ioral health di­ag­noses by ba­sis of el­i­gi­bil­ity, 2011

9.86 mil­lion

En­rollees with a be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis

$131.18 bil­lion

To­tal Med­i­caid spend­ing for en­rollees with a be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis

20% En­rollees with a be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis

as per­cent­age of all en­rollees

48% Spend­ing for en­rollees

with a be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis as a per­cent­age of spend­ing for all en­rollees

To­tal Med­i­caid spend­ing per en­rollee

(med­i­cal, be­hav­ioral, health and long-term ser­vices and sup­ports):

$13,303

En­rollees with a be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis

$3,564

En­rollees with no be­hav­ioral health di­ag­no­sis

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