Since its inception, Signature has partnered with managed care, commercial insurance companies to treat their members in an in-network reimbursement structure to provide optimal access to all patients. Signature facilities and hospitals frequently participate in pay-for-performance programs and oftentimes partner with payers to design unique payment models and continuums of care to better serve patient needs.
Whether a patient gets better, or not, is a basic tenet of quality care. Signature is investing in traditional and non-traditional methodologies that measures pre-treatment, post-treatment and sustained improvement of patients across its treatment platform. These methodologies include a digital platform and A.I. enhanced capabilities to uniquely engage patients in the recovery process.
Behavioral healthcare has a deep and long relationship with public sector funding sources at the Federal, State and local levels. Behavioral health continues to be disproportionally funded at greater levels by governmental payer that other medical conditions. As a result, Signature participates and aligns closely with governmental payers including Medicare, Tricare, Medicaid, State and local funding programs. Signature is a vocal advocate for fair and equal funding of care for patients who are covered lives of these public sector programs.
Throughout US history, funding of behavioral health services has been lower than other medical conditions resulting in limited access to care. In 2008, a Federal law called the Paul Wellstone and Pete Dominici Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act was passed to end funding discrimination in mental and addictions treatment by health plans. The Act has been instrumental in addressing the inequities; however, it has not solved the problem. Signature supports and is a fierce advocate for fair and equitable funding for behavioral healthcare supporting national and local efforts to confront payers who engage in discriminatory funding practice.