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Magellan Extends Care Coaching Reach With OneHealth® Online Peer Support Communities

Participating Magellan members can now interact 24/7 with members in the following behavioral health communities:

  • Addiction (forms of substance abuse and chemical dependency, and process addictions such as eating, sex, gambling, spending, etc.), and certain Family Support (Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Nar-Anon, and Codependents Anonymous)
  • Eating Disorders (e.g. Anorexia and/or Bulimia)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Peer Support Pilot

In 2012, Magellan conducted a pilot program with a large health plan utilizing OneHealth Solutions’ addiction platform and peer support. The pilot resulted in very positive outcomes:

  • The duration of engagement over a several month period exceeded expectations by two fold
  • The repeated number of times each participant engaged with the solution online was significantly higher than our experience for many other programs
  • The Net Promoter Score for members who would recommend the services to others was double what we expected and higher than industry averages

OneHealth Solutions CEO Bruce Springer said, “Magellan’s member engagement metrics and pilot results demonstrate a high degree of interest by members to utilize online peer support services as a means for sustained recovery and health management. Magellan is the first behavioral health provider to offer technology-enabled peer support and community-based services to its entire customer base. We are excited about this strategic relationship and looking forward to more innovation as we implement solutions more broadly with Magellan to improve health outcomes.”

For more information about Magellan’s peer support services please contact Joseph M. Kean at jmkean@MagellanHealth.com.

About Magellan Health Services

Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and pharmacy programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of September 30, 2012, Magellan's customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.8 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.3 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 8 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the specialty pharmaceutical segment served 40 health plans and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and state Medicaid Programs. The Company's Medicaid Administration segment served 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.



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