Cost Benefits of “De-medicalizing” Childhood Developmental and Behavioral Concerns: National Replication of Help Me Grow Policy Brief, June 2012


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This policy brief from June 2012 explores the cost benefits of de-medicalizing childhood developmental and behavioral concerns.

As resources continue to be egregiously misplaced toward time-consuming, unnecessary, and expensive medical and behavioral health services, health care costs, including Medicaid and Medicare, grow at uncontrollable rates. As a result, our country’s most at- risk children suffer. Help Me Grow must become part of the national strategy to control these costs and get our children the treatment they need and deserve.

Author: Christopher Taylor, MBA

Posted 6/4/2012

 

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