Peizer’s Catasys to Provide Depression, Anxiety, and SUD Treatment to Largest Medicaid Plan in Texas
– Texas Represents Nearly 30% of the Member Population for this National Health Plan
– Expansion into Texas is Following Expansion of Original Program in Wisconsin
Los Angeles, California—March 25, 2017—Catasys, Inc. (CATS), a provider of proprietary predictive analytics and integrated treatment solutions to health plans, announced today that it has expanded its OnTrak™-C solution coverage with one of the nation’s leading health plans to Texas. The health plan has the largest Medicaid plan in Texas, and the eligible Medicaid members with Substance Use Disorder (“SUD”) will be covered under OnTrak-C, a 52-week, integrated medical and behavior treatment program in which enrolled members receive medical and psychosocial interventions, as well as intensive care coaching.
“Expanded coverage of our OnTrak-C solution into Texas represents the second state that we have entered with this leading national health plan. We are pleased to have this customer expand availability to Texas, which is its largest state plan, representing nearly thirty percent of the health plan’s Medicaid member population. This is our third agreement with the nation’s leading health plans for Texas, which will allow us to further leverage our existing operational infrastructure. We are excited with the continued growth of our program as all of our customers have expanded the availability of OnTrak into new states, new lines of business (commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans), or by expanding their coverage to include depression and anxiety,” said Terren Peizer, Catasys Founder, Chairman and CEO.
“Our experience has shown that Medicaid populations tend to have a higher prevalence of eligible members than commercial populations. We look forward to assisting these Medicaid members to improve their health and to reduce costs for the health plan,” concluded Mr. Peizer.
Catasys’ OnTrak program is designed to improve patient health while lowering costs to the insurer for underserved populations in which behavioral health conditions are exacerbating co-existing medical conditions. OnTrak has demonstrated effectiveness with a 50% reduction in health care costs for members enrolled in the program as well as reductions in hospital days, ambulance usage, emergency room visits and more thorough identification, engagement and treatment. Catasys currently operates programs in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
About Catasys, Inc.
Catasys, Inc. provides big data based analytics and predictive modeling driven behavioral healthcare services to health plans and their members through its OnTrak solution. Catasys’ OnTrak solution–contracted with a growing number of national and regional health plans–is designed to improve member health and, at the same time, lower costs to the insurer for underserved populations where behavioral health conditions cause or exacerbate co-existing medical conditions. The solution utilizes proprietary analytics and proprietary enrollment, engagement and behavioral modification capabilities to assist members who otherwise do not seek care through a patient-centric treatment that integrates evidence-based medical and psychosocial interventions along with care coaching in a 52-week outpatient treatment solution.
OnTrak is currently improving member health and, at the same time, is demonstrating reduced inpatient and emergency room utilization, driving a more than 50 percent reduction in total health insurers’ costs for enrolled members. OnTrak is currently available to members of several leading health plans in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. For further information, please visit catasys.com.