This advisory introduces readers to digital therapeutics (DTx) and the benefits of their use in behavioral health. It describes the research, regulatory, and reimbursement implications for DTx as well as selection and implementation considerations.
Key Takeaways

"DTx can be effective independent or complementary services in the management and treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders. "
"Users should be aware that not all healthcare applications for mental health conditions and substance use disorders have an evidence base for therapeutic use." 
"At least five federal agencies have initiatives to develop, r...

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