By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH
Healthcare startups serving the Medicaid population are FINALLY attracting investor attention, and this time around, it’s about improving access to mental health services. Anna Lindow, CEO of Brave Health, and I will meet in person at HLTH 2021 – under a top secret embargo – to discuss Brave’s $ 10 million Series B funding that was just announced today.
We’ll go over Brave Health’s virtual first approach to therapy, psychiatry, and outpatient addiction services, its technical foundations (which Anna hopes her services will feel like “magic” for patients and providers alike), and the best and most sophisticated parts working with Medicaid plans.
This round of funding brought the total funding of Brave Health to over 20 million government lines. Still, Brave Health has expanded to 10 states in two years and, when used by Medicaid case managers, providers, and plans, has a real impact on outcomes and care costs. We delve into the details of how to meet the mental health needs of a population that is usually misunderstood and marginalized, and talk more about the nuances of supporting innovation and investing in solutions for people with Medicaid.