Derry, NH, Boston, MA August 29, 2014 - The Center for Life Management (CLM) is pleased to announce an innovative relationship with Beacon Health Strategies that will help ensure continuity within the behavioral health system through a state-of-the-art payment agreement. Beacon is the behavioral health partner for Well Sense Health Plan, one of the Medicaid managed care organizations in New Hampshire.
Through this first-in-the state capitation agreement, Beacon and CLM will collaborate in providing care management services to better integrate medical and behavioral health services. The collaboration will promote innovative, person-centric care that will result in better client outcomes.
The multi-year agreement allows CLM to care for their clients covered by Beacon without focusing on cumbersome prior authorization requirements and instead concentrate on the care and health outcomes for the most vulnerable population it serves – adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and children with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED).
According to Vic Topo, CLM President and CEO, “CLM is very fortunate to have Beacon Health Strategies as its partner in the implementation of Medicaid Care Management. Partnering with organizations that share our philosophy is a crucial part of our mission here at CLM. This unprecedented capitation agreement is living proof that we are much more likely to improve the health status of our consumers in collaboration with each other.”
“Beacon is pleased to join the Center for Life Management in developing this landmark relationship,” said Beacon’s CEO Timothy Murphy. “This forward-looking arrangement with a very highly regarded Community Mental Health Center allows Beacon to focus on the care and improved health outcomes of our shared membership. It’s in Beacon’s DNA to work with organizations like the Center for Life Management to better serve the individuals in our care.”
About Center for Life Management
The Center for Life Management is a non-profit community mental health organization that has been serving the people and communities of Southern New Hampshire for nearly 50 years. Last year CLM served more than 5,300 clients including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. With offices in Derry and Salem, CLM provides comprehensive mental health and substance misuse treatment services, 24 hour emergency services and comprehensive clinical and community support services.
About Beacon Health Strategies
Since 1996, Beacon Health Strategies has pioneered innovative treatment plans that deliver customized, community-based solutions to behavioral health patients. Beacon is a leader in behavioral health care management services for Medicaid, Medicare and commercial populations, serving more than 11 million enrollees with a presence in 21 states and the United Kingdom.We are an organization of industry-leading behavioral health experts, managed and advised by nationally recognized medical, behavioral, human services, and pharmacy clinicians. Our programs seamlessly integrate with our clients' existing medical and disease management programs and have been proven to lower the total cost of care while measurably improving patient outcomes. Beacon Health Strategies is accredited by both NCQA and URAC.