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December 21, 2021

Headway Joins Horizon Network to Support Patient Access to Quality Mental Health Care

Headway Joins Horizon Network to Support Patient Access to Quality Mental Health Care

Headway, creator of the first full-stack software-enabled national network of therapists, today announced its collaboration with Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), and will be an in-network provider group available for commercially insured members of New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer. This arrangement will help to improve patient experience for Horizon plan members seeking a mental health clinician to meet their needs. Over half of the 1 in 5 Americans with a treatable mental health condition do not get access to care. Two of the primary reasons are cost and lack of provider availability. This is because most providers practice out of network as solo practitioners without the tools or infrastructure to accept insurance. As demand for mental health services continues to rise and many seek care through their insurance plan, there is a clear imbalance between supply and demand.

Headway’s software makes it easier for providers to accept and manage insurance in their practice. Horizon members can now find and book appointments with Headway’s network of quality therapists, many of whom were previously out of network. Using Headway’s platform, members are able to find an appointment within an average of 5 days. Headway offers both in-person and virtual appointments to best address member needs.

Headway will greatly expand its network of new therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists across New Jersey before the end of the year to meet the rising demand for outpatient mental healthcare. This growth will add to Headway’s existing network of over 7,000 clinicians, with over 300 already operating in the New Jersey market.

"Headway is committed to making quality behavioral healthcare accessible by enabling therapists to accept insurance and connecting patients to therapists. Our collaboration with Horizon will help support its behavioral health strategy by delivering fast access to quality, in-network care,” said Andrew Adams, Co-founder and CEO at Headway. “As we grow our relationship, we’re excited about the opportunity to work with Horizon to innovate and deliver on value based programs and quality initiatives.”

“Horizon continues to invest in new programs, network relationships, and technologies to deliver an integrated approach to overall health - body and mind,” said Suzanne Kunis, Vice President of Behavioral Health at Horizon. “Helping to support and grow our network of behavioral health providers through our relationship with Headway will build upon this progress and improve the way we connect our members to the services they need to achieve their best health.”

Headway plans to continue its expansion across the U.S., partnering with health plans that are looking to innovate in the behavioral health space and transform care delivery through enhanced access to quality, integrated care. If you are a therapist looking to reach and help new patients by accepting insurance (without any administrative investment), you can get started with Headway here. If you’re a patient looking for a therapist in New Jersey (and surrounding counties in New York) with a Horizon commercial health plan, you can book directly on Headway.

About Headway

Headway is building a new mental healthcare system, rewired for access and affordability. While one in five people have a treatable mental health condition, the overwhelming majority don't get the care that they need. Through Headway, prospective patients can search for a therapist who meets their needs, all while having a clear view into what they'll owe with their in-network insurance plan. Headway's free software enables therapists to accept insurance while offloading all administrative work allowing therapists to focus on the patient instead of the paperwork.

About Horizon Healthcare Services Inc.

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall and Hopewell. Headway is independent from and not affiliated with Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

Contact: Molly Stein, [email protected]

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