Magellan Health endorses National Principles of Care
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced that Mostafa Kamal,
chief executive officer of Magellan Rx Management, has been named to the
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force, founded by Shatterproof.
The mission of the task force is to "fundamentally improve substance use
disorder (SUD) treatment in the United States, in terms of both quality
and patient outcomes."
"I am honored to serve as a member of this task force and to be joining
other colleagues and experts from across the industry to address the
lack of quality treatment for the estimated 21 million Americans with
substance use disorders," said Kamal. "The work of this task force
aligns well with Magellan's solution as we help individuals contending
with SUD from both the behavioral health and the pharmacy perspective."
The Task Force was launched in April 2017 by Gary Mendell, founder and
CEO of Shatterproof, and Dr. Thomas McLellan, founder and chairman of
the Treatment Research Institute and former Deputy Director of the
Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Barack Obama.
As part of the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force, earlier this
week 16 payers, including Magellan Health, announced a groundbreaking
commitment to adopt eight "National
Principles of Care" for the treatment of addiction that will improve
outcomes and save lives. The organizations agreed to identify, promote
and reward substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that aligns with the
National Principles of Care.
The Principles were derived from the Surgeon General's Report on
Alcohol, Drugs, and Health and are backed by three decades of research.
Aligning care with these evidence-based Principles will significantly
improve the quality of treatment for the millions Americans with
substance use disorders.
"For the first time in history, leading healthcare insurers and other
third-party payers from across our nation have come together and agreed
to identify, promote, and reward one core set of evidence-based
principles for addiction treatment," said Mendell. "Payers, like
Magellan, will now begin to establish an accountability process that
will systemically change and significantly improve the way that
treatment for addiction is delivered in our country."
About Magellan Health: Magellan
Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most
complex areas of health, including special populations, complete
pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan
supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology,
while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are
necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers
include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers,
labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party
administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
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