– Expansion Includes Three Disease States – Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders
– Expands Eligibility for Enrollment to Individual and Health Exchange Members from Commercial and Medicare Members
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2016, CATS, /PRNewswire/ — Catasys, Inc. (OTCQB: CATS) a provider of proprietary predictive analytics and integrated treatment solutions for anxiety, depression and substance use disorders to health plans, announced today that an existing health plan customer will expand the OnTrak™ solution to include its eligible individual market and health insurance exchange members in Illinois for all three disease states, including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Catasys already provides its OnTrak solution to the health plan’s eligible commercial and Medicare members. The expansion will commence in the first quarter of 2017.
“We are pleased that successful outcomes from our OnTrak solution have led an existing health plan customer to expand availability of OnTrak to treat all three disease states in their individual and health care exchange population in Illinois,” said Rick Anderson, Catasys President and COO. “This is our first agreement to provide the OnTrak solution for all three disease states. Our experience has shown depression, anxiety and substance use disorders impact a significant number of health insurance exchange members. We look forward to assisting these members to improve their health and to reduce costs for the health plan,” concluded Mr. Anderson.
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, North Carolina, New Jersey, 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, 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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