ABHW was founded in 1994 under the name American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association to enable the leading organizations in this field to work together on key issues of public accountability, quality, public policy and communication.
ABHW Members: Alliance Behavioral Care, Cenpatico Behavioral Health, College Health IPA/Comprehensive Behavioral Health Management, Magellan Health Services, MHN, Schaller Anderson Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health, University Behavioral Healthcare, ValueOptions.
For more information on the variety of methods employed by ABHW member companies to integrate patient care, please see the full report.
ABHW member companies - Aetna Behavioral Health, Anthem, Beacon Health Options, Cenpatico, Cigna, Healthfirst, Humana Behavioral Health, MHN, New Directions Behavioral Health, Optum, and PerformCare - provide specialty services to treat mental health, substance use and other behaviors that impact health.
ABHW and its member companies' vision is to use their behavioral health expertise to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals and families across the healthcare spectrum.
providing opportunities for ABHW members to exchange ideas and offer creative solutions to problems that impact all members; and
This campaign challenges each of us to transform the dialogue on mental health and addiction from a whisper to a sustained, national conversation," said Kyle Raffaniello, ABHW Board Chair and EVP, Chief Strategy Officer for Value Options.
ABHW member companies provide specialty services to treat mental health, substance use and other behaviors that impact health to the nearly 125 million people served by our members.
One element of the interim final rule, specifically related to Nonquantitative Treatment Limitations (NQTLs), had raised concerns for ABHW