LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Catasys, Inc. (OTCQB: CATS), a provider of proprietary big-data based analytics and predictive modeling driven health management services for health plans, announced today that it has signed a national agreement with Humana Behavioral Health to combine its substance abuse care management with Humana clinical programs to address the needs of members experiencing substance abuse challenges. Humana Behavioral Health is a subsidiary of Humana Inc.
Catasys currently provides its OnTrak-h Program to Humana members in Florida, Kentucky and West Virginia. This agreement covers Humana Medicare and Commercial members in all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Roll out to the first states is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.
"We are pleased to have this opportunity to expand our relationship and provide assistance to Humana members in need," said Rick Anderson, Catasys President and COO. "We have built a solid track record of generating improved health for patients who battle with both behavioral health and medical conditions."
"Catasys has an analytically driven and comprehensive outreach program for members experiencing negative consequences from substance abuse," said Gregory Bayer, Ph.D., Vice President of Humana Behavioral Health. "Humana has found that the program has been beneficial for our members, supporting their efforts to improve their health and well-being."
The OnTrak program is designed to improve patient health for individuals with behavioral health conditions that exacerbate co-existing medical conditions, resulting in lower costs to the insurer.
Catasys currently operates programs in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, 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 program. Catasys' OnTrak program--contracted with a growing number of health insurers--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 program 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 program. 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. Catasys currently operates OnTrak in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wisconsin. For further information, please visit catasys.com.
About Humana Behavioral Health
Humana Behavioral Health is committed to changing health behaviors to improve lives. We take a holistic, integrated, mind-and-body approach – treating both the physical and mental aspects of health conditions together - to address the whole person, encouraging faster recovery and improving clinical outcomes while lowering the overall costs of health care.
Humana Behavioral Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). More information about Humana Behavioral Health's products and services is available at www.humanabehavioralhealth.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company's strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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