Quartet and Cambia Health Solutions are teaming-up to help improve the lives of people with mental health conditions. Under the deal, Cambia’s regional health plans and Quartet will work with healthcare providers to help patients with mental health conditions get the right care at the right time.
The partnership with Quartet and Cambia will first launch to regional health plan members in Washington state and later expand to Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. This work is part of Cambia’s commitment to helping to ensure those members have access to the mental health care they need. With Quartet’s technology and services, Cambia’s regional health plans will better integrate mental health care with primary care. Together, the two companies will:
- Reach more people who need mental health care. The partnership will allow health care providers to easily recommend patients for care; Quartet will then connect them with resources and an excellent mental health care provider who best meets their needs. Quartet’s AI-enabled technology proactively helps doctors identify and support patients with mental health conditions.
- Connect members to the right care for them. Quartet’s network of thousands of mental health providers offers in-person care as well as telehealth and online options, ensuring that members are matched to the right care based on their needs, preferences, and insurance coverage, in the right setting and at the right time.
- Support members throughout their care journey. Quartet’s secure, HIPAA-compliant platform enables mental health providers to share notes with the referring provider so that they can connect about their patients’ health and work together to get them the care and support they need.
“Our health plans are focused on collaborating with providers to improve quality of care, access and affordability,” Dr. Cheryl Pegus, President of Consumer Health Solutions and Chief Medical Officer for Cambia, said in a statement. “We are deeply committed to delivering an integrated approach to behavioral health that will ensure people can access the care they need on their terms.”
In addition, Echo Health Ventures — a strategic collaboration of Cambia and Mosaic Health Solutions — made an investment in Quartet as part of its commitment to building and scaling innovative solutions in the behavioral health space. Centene Corporation also invested in Quartet earlier this year.
These investments close out Quartet’s Series D funding round at $67.5MM, with Echo Health Ventures, Deerfield Management and formerly announced Centene Corporation joining returning investors GV, Oak HC/FT, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Polaris Partners.
Research shows that connecting primary and mental health care, as Quartet does, improves patients’ overall health and reduces the total cost of health care. Commercial and government-sponsored plans both recognize Quartet as a payer-agnostic solution to improve mental health access for members.