LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATS), a leading AI and technology-enabled healthcare company, announced today that the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Omar Manejwala, M.D., will be presenting at the nation’s largest behavioral health event, the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Maryland.
Dr. Manejwala’s presentation titled Alcohol: The Forgotten Killer will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:45pm ET.
Alcohol kills 88,000 Americans annually – approximately three times more than opioids. It remains the third leading preventable cause of death and the interactions between violence, trauma, disability and medical conditions contribute to morbidity and cost. In this talk, Dr. Manejwala will address the need to break down barriers to care and make effective treatment the path of least resistance.
Dr. Manejwala is responsible for overseeing Catasys clinical affairs and leads new product development efforts. Dr. Manejwala is a psychiatrist, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has extensive experience in the field of addiction and a passion for integrated treatment approaches. He is the author of Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough.
About Catasys, Inc.
Catasys, Inc. harnesses proprietary big data predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and telehealth, combined with human intervention, to deliver improved member health and cost savings to health plans through integrated technology enabled treatment solutions. It is our mission to provide access to affordable and effective care, thereby improving health and reducing cost of care for people who suffer from the medical consequences of behavioral health conditions; helping these people and their families achieve and maintain better lives.
Catasys' 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. 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 matched with data driven engagement technologies.
OnTrak integrates evidence-based medical and psychosocial interventions along with care coaching in a 52-week outpatient solution. The program 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 available to members of several leading health plans in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
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