Forge Health Reduces ER Use by 62% in Year-Long Study

Forge Health claims its value-based care model reduces hospital admissions by 75%.

The White Plains, New York-based mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider on Tuesday released this and other finds of a “national payor-led clinical outcomes research study.”

Forge Health also apparently reduced the cohort’s emergency department utilization by 62%, all-cause hospital admissions by 39% and primary care visits by 20%, according to a news release.


The company partnered with a national payer to track 70 patients’ care before and after engaging with Forge Health. The study examined Forge Care’s intensive outpatient treatment model on medical services utilization and overall health.

However, the company hasn’t released the full report and didn’t name the payer that helped with the study.

Forge Health uses a trauma-informed approach to multidisciplinary clinical care to address social and co-morbid medical needs. It also uses data analytics and streamlined treatment delivery to provide individualized mental health and substance use care.


“In my over 30 years of experience in the addiction and mental health field, I have never seen study results that demonstrate such a significant relationship between behavioral health and physical health, or that so clearly show the positive impact behavioral health treatment has on an individual’s physical health,” John Rodolico, Forge Health Chief Science Officer and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said in the release.

Earlier in the month, the company announced it raised $11 million to expand its hybrid treatment model and grow value-based care partnerships. New York City-based venture capital firm HC9 Ventures led the round.

Forge Health maintains partnerships with over 30 commercial and government health plans and manages more than 270,000 members under its value-based partnership model, according to the news release.

The company lists 12 sites of service in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia on its website.

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