LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Catasys, Inc. (OTCBB: CATS) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with Fallon Community Health Plan (“FCHP”) for its integrated outpatient substance dependence program, which will launch in the second quarter of 2011. Based in Worcester, MA, FCHP is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized health care services organization, with membership located in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.
The Catasys® program provides eligible FCHP members access to a comprehensive program including integrated medical and psychosocial interventions, care coaching and on-line tools with the goal of achieving long-term recovery success. Catasys will work to enroll members directly and in conjunction with FCHP’s programs and staff.
“We are excited to begin working with Catasys in offering this program to our members,” said Elizabeth Malko, M.D., FCHP Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “We recognize the broad impact and cost of substance dependence, and intend to provide an innovative and flexible solution for our membership. This new program is part of FCHP’s ongoing effort to continue seeking new and different cost-effective solutions that are focused on improving our members’ care outcomes.”
“We are pleased to be working with Fallon Community Health Plan,” said Rick Anderson, Catasys’s President and COO, “and we look forward to providing the Catasys program to their members. FCHP is one of many health plans that see the value of Catasys in improving outcomes and reducing overall healthcare costs.”
Catasys, Inc. provides specialized behavioral health management services to health plans, employers and unions through a network of licensed and company managed health care providers. The Catasys substance dependence program was designed to address substance dependence as a chronic disease. The program seeks to lower costs and improve member health through the delivery of integrated medical and psychosocial interventions in combination with long term care coaching, including their proprietary treatment program for alcoholism and stimulant dependence. For further information, please visit www.catasyshealth.com.
About Fallon Community Health Plan
Founded in 1977, Fallon Community Health Plan is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization. From traditional health insurance products available throughout Massachusetts for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for seniors, FCHP supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. FCHP has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fchp.org.
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, limited operating history and lack of outcomes and statistically significant formal research studies, the ability to timely implement and launch our programs, difficulty enrolling members in our programs, the risk that treatment programs might not be effective, difficulty in developing, exploiting and protecting proprietary technologies, adoption by payors of our programs and solutions, intense competition and substantial regulation in the health care industry; and additional risks factors as discussed in the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at http://www.sec.gov.
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