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AHIP July 2022 Mental Health Survey


Conducted by AHIP, this survey highlights how health insurance providers are improving access to mental health care.

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Published on Aug 4, 2022

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Key Takeaways

  • Health plans offer broad access to a wide range of mental health professionals, with networks growing and reimbursements rising.
  • Health insurance providers are equipping primary care providers to provide mental health support.
  • Health insurance providers are actively supporting consumers seeking mental health support.

Key Findings

  • The number of in-network behavioral health providers has increased by an average of 48% in 3 years among commercial health plans.
  • All plans (100%) provide coverage for tele-behavioral health services.
  • The overwhelming majority of health plans (89%) are actively recruiting mental health care providers, including practitioners who reflect the diversity of the people they serve (83%), and 78% have increased payments to providers in efforts to recruit more high-quality professionals to their plan networks.
  • The number of providers eligible to prescribe Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for substance use disorder, including opioid dependence, has more than doubled – growing 114% over three years.