AmeriHealth New Jersey partners with Quartet Health to address behavioral health needs highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic

February 24, 2021

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AmeriHealth New Jersey                           Quartet Health

Jill Roman                                                   Catherine Lozada

Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com                  press@quartethealth.com

 

 

Cranbury, NJ — February 24, 2021 — Today AmeriHealth New Jersey announces a collaboration with Quartet Health (Quartet) to address members’ behavioral health needs. The collaboration with Quartet will help AmeriHealth New Jersey focus on behavioral health needs magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic and will help providers easily refer their patients for care, and help patients easily access the most appropriate care for their needs. 

 

Through Quartet’s secure and virtual platform, doctors in the AmeriHealth New Jersey network can easily screen and refer their patients for behavioral health care. AmeriHealth New Jersey fully insured members can also be referred to Quartet by an AmeriHealth New Jersey case manager, and will soon have the ability to sign up for care through the platform on their own. 

 

Rather than just giving their patients a phone number to call or a website to visit, Quartet’s SmartMatch technology matches people to the right behavioral health care for their needs, including in-person or virtual therapy and psychiatry. Quartet’s platform fosters collaboration between a person’s behavioral health provider and referring provider to help them get the support and treatment they need.

 

“This past year has been incredibly challenging for so many people, causing anxiety, stress, and other behavioral health challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said AmeriHealth New Jersey Market president Mike Munoz. “We’re excited to work with Quartet Health to provide physicians in our network a solution they can use to provide our members access to high quality behavioral health care – either in person or through telehealth.”

 

Americans’ mental health is the worst it’s been in two decades. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of American adults believe the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on their mental health. AmeriHealth New Jersey, specifically, saw about 80 telebehavioral health claims in January 2020. By September 2020, that number jumped to more than 3,500.

 

“Quartet is excited to work with AmeriHealth New Jersey to meet the behavioral health needs of their members,” said Puneet Singh, CEO of Quartet.  “The demand for behavioral health care is higher today than ever before. We applaud Amerihealth’s commitment to addressing the needs of the community. The Quartet partnership will help people quickly and easily get the most appropriate behavioral health care for their specific needs.”

 

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About AmeriHealth New Jersey

For more than 25 years AmeriHealth New Jersey* has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. Our members are at the center of everything we do. Since the onset of the Affordable Care Act, we have been committed to offering health plans on the Individual Marketplace, which has expanded access to coverage for New Jersey residents. The company also participates in New Jersey’s state-based exchange that was established in 2020. We are exclusively focused on New Jersey with plans designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, small- and mid-sized businesses, municipalities and boards of education across the state. We also provide access to administrative services for self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past nine years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.

 

*AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.

 

About Quartet

Quartet is a platform that makes it easier for people to get the most appropriate mental health care for their needs. Our technology and services reach people who need care, connect them to the right care, track the quality of their care, and support their care journeys. Backed by venture funding from top investors like Oak HC/FT, GV (formerly Google Ventures), F-Prime Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, Deerfield Management, Centene Corporation, and Echo Health Ventures, Quartet partners with health insurance plans and health systems across the country to help people get the care they need. As the largest provider of tech-enabled integrated mental health care, Quartet’s network of more than 25,000 health care providers help people get the support and resources they need to manage their mental health.

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