Three of the coauthors, Robert Spies, Keith Folkert, and William Gold, are employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. While Blue Cross is currently in the process of identifying ways to better address behavioral health needs for their enrollees, in part due to the results reported in this manuscript, none of these coauthors or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota anticipate direct or indirect benefit from the publication of this article. The corresponding author, Roger G. Kathol, worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as medical director at the time the data were collected and initial analyses were performed. He now works as a medical management consultant, addressing issues of health care coordination and could, therefore, indirectly benefit by the publication of this manuscript because it reports data related to the interaction of general medical and behavioral health care service use. The remainder of the authors do not have direct or indirect conflicts of interest.
General Medical and Pharmacy Claims Expenditures in Users of Behavioral Health Services
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2005
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 160–167, February 2005
How to Cite
Kathol, R. G., McAlpine, D., Kishi, Y., Spies, R., Meller, W., Bernhardt, T., Eisenberg, S., Folkert, K. and Gold, W. (2005), General Medical and Pharmacy Claims Expenditures in Users of Behavioral Health Services. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20: 160–167. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.40099.x
- Issue published online: 1 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2005
- Accepted for publication July 1, 2004
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