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1 How Beating The Blues Can Help Provider Organizations

2 60 Million Americans Affected Annually With Mental Illness 1 in 5 adults struggle with mental health challenges 2

3 Only One-Third Of Adults With Mental Health Problems Receive Needed Treatment STIGMA GEOGRAPHY LIMITED PROVIDER ACCESS 3

4 PROVEN EVIDENCE-BASED HIPAA COMPLIANT Beating the Blues US is the first and only web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program recognized by SAMHSA as a proven, evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety. 4

5 Improved Access To Treatment Beating the Blues US uses the power of the internet to expand access to low-cost, highly-effective CBT for people with mild to moderate stress, depression and anxiety, improving the health of the population served and reducing the total cost of care. 5

6 About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT is globally recognized as the preferred method of treatment for those suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Beating the Blues US is used effectively in more than half a dozen nations The Institute for Clinical Improvement s 2013 Health Care Guideline for Adult Depression in Primary Care described early research on computerbased CBT for depression in adults as promising 75% of survey respondents indicated that they are comfortable with virtual visits for receiving direct services 6

7 Types of Organizations Who Use Beating The Blues US Payers And Health Plans Employee Assistance Programs Providers Organizations Veteran s Administration College Counseling Centers Consumers 7

8 Beating The Blues US Delivers Clinically Effective Treatment For Anxiety & Depression Increase access to care & quality care with limited organizational resources Low cost way to deliver evidence-based CBT 8

9 Beating The Blues US Is Evidence-Based Beating the Blues US has been recognized by SAMHSA s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and recommended by the UK s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use in treating depression Research Highlights: Dozens of peerreviewed studies have confirmed the efficacy of Beating the Blues US in published research over the past 14 years Clinical outcomes demonstrate that Beating the Blues US is as effective as traditional face- to-face CBT 70% of people who have used Beating the Blues US have been able to lessen their depression or anxiety symptoms and feelings People using Beating the Blues US benefit from 30 additional depression freedays in the six months post treatment 50% of users who completed the program found Beating the Blues US more helpful than other treatments they had previously received 9

10 Beating The Blues US Delivers Interactive Evidence-Based CBT Available 24/7 Online Easy to access on desktop & mobile devices 10

11 Improve Consumer Clinical Outcomes Outcomes reports assist the clinical service team to monitor user progress and utilization of the program, using clinically validated and widely accepted measures such as the PHQ-9 and GAD7 11

12 Beating The Blues US Offers A Full, Eight-Session Course of CBT Carl s Story and More 12

13 Benefits Cost-effective, evidence-based adjunct/alternative to face-to-face treatment Time Cost Ultimately, provides access to a multitude of services that were otherwise too costly (even as recent as 3 years ago) Quality Immediate consumer access when waiting lists exist for face-to-face services Essential cost-effective tool for consumer health management in medical homes and health homes 13

14 Innovation Successful Treatment Programs Beating the Blues US unique flexibility in deployment encourages innovative collaborations between professionals and consumers for providing face-to-face treatment. This flexibility allows clinicians to provide alternative reimbursable treatment to the individuals they serve. 14

15 Why Should A Provider Organization Purchase Beating the Blues US? Beating the Blues US is a useful tool, when used in addition to face-to-face treatment, to improve health outcomes of the consumers receiving care Beating the Blues US expands access to services by bringing evidence-based CBT to people in underserved urban and rural areas who otherwise might not receive care for stress, anxiety, or mild to moderate depression Beating the Blues US can be used as a clinically effective waiting list strategy to quickly engage consumers in evidence-based care before their first appointment Beating the Blues US can be used as part of a strategy for serving uninsured consumers where clinical resources are limited Beating the Blues US reduces the stigma associated with face-to-face counseling by being available in the privacy of the consumer s home Consumers complete the program at their own pace, on their own schedule, when and where they choose Consumers can access Beating the Blues US, 24/7 using their computer, tablet, or smartphone, in a highly secure, private setting Beating the Blues US is fully HIPAA compliant and places the highest priority on safeguarding users privacy 15

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