Digital Therapeutics Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing current behavior without attempting to determine or evaluate why the behavior exists. CBT is effective in treating depression, anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders, and even digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). CBT can be provided via several modes of delivery, including face-to-face, telehealth, internet-based delivery, and now, DTx.
In this report, our Executive Clinical Pharmacists explore current DTx products that deliver CBT, payer coverage for various modes of CBT, and why payers should consider evaluating the cost-effectiveness and availability of CBT delivery modalities to determine the appropriateness of DTx coverage in light of other modes of CBT delivery that are already routinely covered.