Many hospitals don’t even have psychiatric wards anymore. “The reimbursement for mental health care within the country is among the lowest across the different disease states,” he says, “and so it’s not, in some cases, economically viable to support these types of units.”
One hospital chain is going against the trend. Denver’s HealthOne hospital chain is opening a new psychiatric ward with 40 beds. It’ll be one of the first Colorado has seen in years.
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