Groundbreaking Relationship Expands Catasys’ Ability to Address
Social Determinants of Health
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24CATS&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$CATSlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/healthtransportation?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#healthtransportationlt;/agt;–Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) (“Catasys” or the “Company”), a leading AI
and technology-enabled healthcare company, today announced a strategic
partnership with Circulation, a leading manager of non-emergent medical
transportation (NEMT) programs for state government agencies, hospitals
and managed care organizations. Catasys’ OnTrak™ solution will now
incorporate transportation services provided by Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ:
LYFT) (“Lyft”) and other specialty transportation network companies to
further address member needs relating to social determinants of health.
The partnership will leverage the OnTrak Care Team’s ability to engage
members with Circulation’s ability to provide safe and secure
transportation through Lyft and other providers. When the OnTrak Care
Team identifies a transportation barrier to a member getting to
psychosocial or medical visits, they can activate the Circulation
service. This transportation is provided as part of the OnTrak program,
at no additional cost to the member or the health plan. These provider
visits can be helpful to the member developing coping mechanisms and
building self-management skills.
Rick Anderson, Catasys President and Chief Operating Officer, stated,
“We believe that people are able to improve their health only when the
full spectrum of their behavioral, medical and social determinant needs
are met. Our partnership with Circulation will enhance our ability to
address many of our members’ needs relating to complicating social
determinants of health such as transportation and access to healthy
meals. By identifying member vulnerabilities and overcoming barriers to
both engagement and treatment, we will be able to dramatically improve
their health and their lives.”
Robin Heffernan, PhD, Co-founder of Circulation, added, “We are excited
to partner with Catasys, helping to advance the health and well-being of
their members through our platform. We believe the future of healthcare
will rely on easy access, trusted navigation and a frictionless
experience for the user. To be successful in this new world, we need a
sophisticated platform that enables this exchange. At Circulation, we
believe in providing value to our members by ensuring they are at the
appropriate site of care at the right time.”
Catasys is focused on changing lives by improving the health of those
with unaddressed and often unidentified behavioral health conditions
through technologically optimized care, while reducing medical costs for
healthcare payers. Catasys’ proprietary OnTrak solution is an integrated
suite of interventions that includes care coaching, psychosocial and
medical visits, and in-market Community Care Coordinators who connect
members with local resources, which will now include access to
transportation options such as Lyft.
Circulation is a comprehensive healthcare logistics platform, driving
innovation in healthcare transportation and strategic vision for care
continuum. The cloud-based transportation solution is HIPAA-compliant
and provides anonymity, security, analytics and notifications via phone
and email about ride scheduling, dispatch, will call and completion.
About Catasys, Inc.
Catasys, Inc. harnesses proprietary big data predictive analytics,
artificial intelligence and telehealth, combined with human interaction,
to deliver improved member health and validated outcomes and savings to
health plans. Our mission is to help improve the health and save the
lives of as many people as possible.
Catasys’ integrated, technology-enabled OnTrak solution—contracted with
a growing number of national and regional health plans–is designed to
treat members with behavioral conditions that cause or exacerbate
co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary
artery disease, COPD, and congestive heart failure, which result in high
Catasys has a unique ability to engage these members, who do not
otherwise seek behavioral healthcare, leveraging proprietary enrollment
capabilities built on deep insights into the drivers of care avoidance.
OnTrak integrates evidence-based psychosocial and medical interventions
delivered either in-person or via telehealth, along with care coaching
and in-market Community Care Coordinators. The program improves member
health and delivers validated cost savings to healthcare payers of more
than 50 percent for enrolled members. OnTrak is available to members of
several leading health plans in Alabama, California, Connecticut,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Learn more at www.catasys.com.
Founded in 2016, Boston-based Circulation was acquired by LogistiCare
Solutions, LLC in September 2019, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the
Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC). As a combined entity,
they are the nation’s largest manager of non-emergency medical
transportation (NEMT) for state government agencies, providers and
managed care organizations. Together, the combination provides NEMT ride
management, call center management, transportation provider network
development and credentialing and vendor administration. The two provide
access to convenient, cost-effective, safe and reliable transportation.
The company’s technology-enabled solutions provide enhanced
functionality, strong network performance, streamlined workflow
processes, and high overall system efficiency. LogistiCare maintains a
99 percent complaint-free service rate while annually managing over 65
million trips and more than 24 million eligible riders in 48 states.
Learn more at www.circulation.com.