Magellan to offer Livongo for Behavioral Health to its members

The two companies will co-market behavioral health services and collaborate on new product innovations that enhance the member experience and care delivery.

Magellan to offer Livongo for Behavioral Health

Magellan Health and Livongo entered into a strategic partnership to make Livongo for Behavioral Health available to Magellan Health customers and their members as the digital entry point to a wide range of Magellan Health and Livongo solutions and services.

With Livongo for Behavioral Health, Magellan can provide its customers and their members access to consumer-driven digital self-care for mental and behavioral health outside of the clinical setting. As part of the strategic relationship, Livongo and Magellan Health will co-market behavioral health services and collaborate on new product innovations that enhance the member experience and care delivery.

Why it matters?

Livongo for Behavioral Health will be available 24x7x365 and covers more than 15 of the most common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance use disorder, chronic pain, opioid addiction, and more.

The solution uses a variety of evidence-based interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing to better personalize care while building resiliency, manage stress, improve mood, sleep better, or simply find daily inspiration.

Livongo has more than 1,300 Clients, including more than 30% of the Fortune 500, four of the top seven health plans, health systems, and government organizations.

On the record

“We look forward to our collaboration with Livongo as a key step in self-directed care that will pave the way for the co-development of a new model of digital care combining Livongo’s digital capabilities, Magellan’s deep clinical expertise and leveraging Magellan Health Studio’s human-centered design approach,” Ken Fasola, CEO of Magellan Health, said in a statement. “This is part of our commitment to re-invent the healthcare experience for members and bring increasing value to our customers.”

“We’re excited to partner with Magellan Health, the leader in behavioral health, to make it easier for Health plan members to access digital care and the quality network Magellan provides,” added Livongo Founder and Executive Chairman Glen Tullman. “Studies show that nearly half of American adults have reported their mental health has been negatively impacted by the world health crisis. Livongo for Behavioral Health provides a consumer-driven digital self-care solution people need during these challenging times, while also amplifying the impact of Magellan’s in-person therapy and behavioral health care.”

The context

In August of this year, Livongo has recently entered into a deal to merge with Teladoc Health in order to “create new standard in global healthcare delivery, access and experience.”

As a result of this deal, the newly formed company will provide clients with personalized, technology-enabled longitudinal care that improves outcomes and lowers costs across the full spectrum of health. The new care delivery model promises to create new category of solutions focused on delivering unrivaled whole-person care for better health outcomes at lower cost.

The Teladoc-Livongo meger is expected to close by the end of Q4 2020.