Terren Peizer, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Catasys, Inc (NASDAQ/CATS). appeared on Fox Business News last night. When Making Money host Charles Payne asked Peizer about the economy, he redirected the conversation to the mental health crises in the country. Catasys, the leading provider of proprietary predictive analytics and integrated treatment solutions to the largest health plans in the country for the treatment of alcoholism, substance use disorder, depression and anxiety, was the first to identify the issues, quantify the issues, and provide innovative solutions to transform the mental health system. Catasys is rolling out the OnTrak program with the 7 largest health plans across the country which will make it the de facto industry standard in the coming years.
Peizer further stated that only 10% of those that need treatment, seek treatment . Only 10% of the 10%, or 1% receive effective care. Hence, the crises. Catasys is focused on the 90%, the treatment avoidant population. Alarmingly, $200 billion is spent ineffectively on treatment for these diseases. This compares with $147 billion for cardiovascular disease and $122 billion for cancer. More astoundingly, patients with a mental health disorder companioned with a co-morbid significant chronic disease (cardiovascular, diabetes, pulmonary, etc.) comprises 40% of the medical expense in the country. When Mr. Payne asked Peizer about ObamaCare, he replied, ” Whether it’s ObamaCare, TrumpCare, or Anarchy-Care, we need to improve patient health and lower medical cost.”
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, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. For further information, please visit catasys.com.
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