In Contest of Firms Vying to Enhance Care in Medicaid, the Winner Is AbleTo

Recently, AbleTo won the inaugural Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) Medicaid Innovation Challenge, cosponsored by the California Health Care Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund. AbleTo was chosen from a diverse field of more than 70 digital health companies offering solutions to the top challenges facing Medicaid health plans, as identified by ACAP’s member plans. The challenge winner receives $100,000 to work with an ACAP-member safety-net health plan.

AbleTo is a technology-enabled behavioral health care solution that offers eight-week, evidence-based phone or video coaching and therapy programs focused on specific behavior change goals. Although based in New York, AbleTo operates in many states, including California, and its provider network spans the nation. When asked what sets the company apart and enables it to serve Medicaid plans and patients, AbleTo chief clinical officer Aimee Peters, LCSW, tells the story of Cheryl, an AbleTo graduate. (Patient and provider names were changed to protect privacy.)