Strategic partnership initially provides nearly 1 million Beacon members with MDLIVE telehealth services
SUNRISE, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – MDLIVE Inc., which is focused on delivering high-quality, convenient, cost-effective virtual medical, dermatological, and behavioral health care, and Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s leading behavioral health services company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Using the benefits of telemedicine, MDLIVE will augment Beacon’s behavioral health programs and network of providers through MDLIVE’s platform for licensed counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.
“The behavioral health care landscape is rapidly evolving, and virtual services exponentially increase access to quality care,” said Christina Mainelli, Beacon’s Chief Growth Officer. “By adding MDLIVE’s network of doctors and therapists to Beacon’s clinicians and community-based partners, we can continue to deliver innovative clinical approaches that address some of the most complex and pressing behavioral health issues of the day, ranging from anxiety and depression to substance use disorder.”
“We are proud to be partnering with a world class organization like Beacon Health Options to improve convenience and access to quality care for their members,” stated Rich Berner, Chief Executive Officer of MDLIVE. “Beacon’s personalized, quality approach to behavioral health is directly in line with our values as we continue to expand our telehealth offerings to meet the needs of patients nationwide.”
Launched earlier last month, the alliance makes MDLIVE’s virtual behavioral health services initially available to nearly 1 million of Beacon’s employer and health plan members this year. In addition to real-time member eligibility, MDLIVE’s service offerings include its extensive psychiatry network that extends into all 50 states. Seamlessly integrated into Beacon’s network of health providers, MDLIVE’s virtual medical technologies bring an elevated level of convenience and discretion to clients that is only accessible through the current digital landscape.