Behavioral Health and I/DD

Individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries to have a mental health diagnosis as well as other complex and chronic conditions.[1] Approximately 50 percent of dually eligible adults aged 18 to 64 report experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health condition in the past year, compared to only 14 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 who are not dually eligible.[2] Additionally, while the exact prevalence is unknown, most professionals accept that roughly 35 percent of people with intellectual disabilities also experience mental health challenges.[3]

Implementing Supports For Individuals with Behavioral Health Needs and I/DD

Use this resource to understand promising practices for supporting individuals with behavioral health needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

[1] Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. (2018). [Fact Sheet] People Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Retrieved from
[2] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. The CBHSQ Report July 15 2014. Retrieved from
[3] National Association for the Dually Diagnosed. IDD/MI Diagnosis. Retrieved from