HMA Announces New Virtual Collaboration on Behavioral Health Products


BELLEVUE, Wash., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA), a pioneer and leader in self-funded health plans for hundreds of Pacific Northwest employers, is thrilled to announce a collaboration with Canopy Wellbeing and Workit Health to bring available an innovative new solution, a virtual behavioral health product that solves complex issues of access, quality and affordability for employers who value overall person health.

President and CEO of HMA, Lindsay Harrisexplained, “HMA is committed to being at the forefront of innovation with respect to the mental and behavioral health crisis facing our nation.” Linda ColeHMA Member Care Director added, “Our data reflects national statistics. Over 20% of our members received mental health care last year. Importantly, our solution also includes a virtual treatment center for substance use disorders, which affect an average of 1 in 50 people. When someone is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, it should be easy to find help This is not always the case today due to the shortage of community mental health care providers Our new product makes it easy for members to engage with qualified providers quickly, allowing them to seek treatment earlier in their care journey, which can reduce future hospitalization costs.”

To deliver the product, HMA partnered with two leaders in the virtual behavioral health space, Canopy Wellbeing, a Portland, ORbased on behavioral health that since 1975 has been serving people with heart and focused on continuous innovation, and Workit Health, an addiction treatment platform that offers different levels of intervention for each stage of substance use and addictions. substance use disorders. HMA started working with Canopy in July 2020 connecting members in crisis with licensed therapists trained in de-escalation and intervention, a program that continues specifically for the immediate resolution of crises.

“We are excited to expand our collaboration with HMA by expanding access to Canopy’s panel of highly professional and diverse clinicians and especially strengthening the consistency of care that allows members to stay with the same provider for the duration of their treatment plan,” suggested Anthony BrownCEO of Canopy Wellbeing.

Co-CEO and co-founder of Workit Health, Lisa McLaughlinadded, “HMA understands that treating substance use disorders is a key ingredient in a robust behavioral health product. We look forward to helping employers and their health plan members discover that our proven digital treatment model offers compassion and convenience allowing members to make recovery part of their daily lives.”

Designed to create a more personalized and therefore more effective care experience, HMA’s virtual behavioral health product expands the typical set of conditions treated to include non-diagnosable conditions such as marital conflict and grief that contribute to well-being. emotional but are traditionally excluded from health. plan coverage. When employers purchase the product, members enrolled in a participating health plan will have low- or no-cost access to digital cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness tools, as well as careful matching with therapists and coaches best suited to their needs anywhere in the United States via Canopy. Welfare. A minimum of six sessions ensures that members have time to prepare for the change and/or begin to resolve the issues for which they are seeking treatment.

And, for those in need of treatment for substance use disorders, among others, the HMA virtual behavioral health product offers affordable and accessible virtual therapy, coaching, and medication-assisted treatment powered by the Workit Health evidence-based treatment for alcohol, opioids, and other addictions with additional support via in-app messaging, peer recovery groups, and an interactive program. Virtual in nature and grounded in a harm reduction approach, it removes barriers to care such as the inability to miss work or afford hospital treatment.

HMA proves what is possible in Healthcare®. Our team of caring experts designs and delivers high quality, innovative and affordable health plans for self-funded employers. We are the service-oriented partner employers trust to protect two of their most important assets; their people and their medicare money. With over 35 years of industry experience and a team of proactive, highly skilled professionals, we help employers improve their bottom line. We call it “Winning Together” because we’re on the same side and share the same goals – healthier results for members at the best possible price. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.

SOURCE Healthcare Management Administrators, Inc.


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