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Addressing Mental Health Care Delivery in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding Alternative Payment Models for Helping Patients With Complex Medical Needs

Published:September 21, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2021.09.005
      The COVID-19 pandemic brings a jarring emphasis to improve the mental health care access and coordinaiton in the United States (US). Across the globe, anxiety and fear spurred by feelings of isolation, unemployment, and loss of close friends and relatives, have contributed to mounting pressures on the mental health of patients affected by the pandemic. Older adults with mental health disorders who already face complex medical needs oftentimes deal with co-occurring physical ailments, which pose costly and unique challenges.
      • Gordon JA
      • Borja SE
      The COVID-19 pandemic: setting the mental health research agenda.
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