How to Purchase Depression Care Management for Your Employees

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All disease management programs for depression are not the same. AspenPointe provides, as a minimum, all the necessary components of evidence-based care. With non-clinically proven programs that do not contain these components, you may fail to achieve your return on investment.

Disease management programs for depression should include the following components of evidence-based care:

  • Education for patients regarding depression and its treatment.
  • Six monthly outreach calls in the first six months.
  • Six quarterly outreach calls between 7-24 months even if the patient feels better.
  • Care Management protocols to contact healthcare professionals if patients fail to improve or begin to feel worse again.

We evaluate the progress of patients when they start the program and every six months through the length of the program. Our program evaluation demonstrates the following:

  • Decrease in patient depressive symptom severity
  • Improvement in patient’s overall physical and mental health, physical and social functioning and ability to work
  • High level of customer satisfaction with the depression care management program
  • Improvement in the productivity and work attendance of participating employees
  • Cost savings associated with improved productivity and work attendance

Depression Care Management reduces absenteeism by 28.4% each year.

The graph shows that Depression Care Management reduces absenteeism by 28.4% each year.

Depression Care Management reduces lost productivity at work by 90.1% each year.

The graph shows that Depression Care Management reduces lost productivity at work by 90.1% each year.

Eligibility Criteria:
Through individual employer groups.

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