Austin's MAP Reaches Key Aftercare Data Milestone
Addiction Treatment Industry Newswire

ATIN - 5/24/16- MAP Health Management has reached a key milestone by publishing five years of outcomes data it has culled from what is now by far the biggest aftercare outsource client list in addiction treatment. With that list now more than 80 clients strong, MAP has published a white paper ‘Post-Treatment Recovery Support - The Future of Long-Term recovery from addiction.' The paper is the first key piece of data to come out of MAP, data its CEO Jacob Levenson will bring to bear in his untiring efforts to get a chronic care addiction treatment dream deal with a major insurance carrier.

Dream Deal

"If addiction is a disease it ought to be covered like one," says Levenson, a scion of the prolific Levenson family of Texas, whose patriarch Michael Levenson backed the founding of Origins Recovery on the Gulf Coast's Padre Island. Origins, in turn, was started by Jacob's older brother Ben and is now run by veteran treatment executive Drew Rothermel.


The problem is that it's been 65 years or so that the AMA declared addiction a disease and thus, supposedly, raising us all out of addiction's eternal stigma. Levenson can attest to the fact that the stigma battle has yet to be won. He's been knocking on insurance carrier doors for years and the carriers continue to carve addiction out as an orphan from Med Surg, despite state and federal parity laws and Obamacare. Jacob is chomping-at-the-bit to do a press release and reveal the household name insurance carrier that he finally managed to interest in moving forward on a treatment dream deal. MAP is still in the early due diligence stage of the process.


"Just the security audit has cost $1M so far," Jacob said, explaining that's a preliminary part of the negotiation that the carriers routinely require. It's to make sure they will not wind up with massive liability due to a possible exposure due to a HIPPA info leak, a data network breach or other such problems due to a partnership with MAP. "Their liability would be off the charts," says Jacob, confident MAP will make the grade. The white paper serves as MAP's foundational story and offers a comprehensive recap of the first five years of its operations. Due to its advanced algorithm-driven technologies and population health management platform, MAP has quickly established itself as a pioneer in the behavioral health space utilizing telehealth resources to improve the outcomes of people treated for addiction

Client Retention.

MAP points out that addiction center alumni retention runs generally about just shy of 10 percent. By outsourcing the aftercare function MAP says it has boosted that quite remarkably for clients. In the white paper MA,P says 90 percent of clients were still in touch at 30-days, 68 percent at 60-days and 53 percent at 6-mos. In one way the report is sobering. (no pun intended) That's because it's clear the MAP data is littered with "use events" by clients who have already been to primary care, many likely quite a few times. As a disease, addiction has an abysmally high remission rate and certainly no cure.

LINK to MAP White Paper

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