Amerigroup Texas partners with tech developer to increase number of mental health providers

Amerigroup Texas is partnering with Movito, a healthcare technology developer, to increase the number of mental health therapists in rural, remote and underserved areas. 

There is a pool of pre-licensed therapists in Texas who need to complete two years of supervised work to earn their full license. In remote areas, it can be difficult to find a provider to supervise this practice. 

Movito's platform connects pre-licensed therapists to supervision through HIPAA compliant video conferencing. 

Amerigroup Texas is funding access to the platform in several rural Texas counties and counties without an adequate number of mental health providers. 

"Through our partnership with Motivo, and investments in their innovative technology platform, we can succeed in increasing access to mental healthcare, enhancing the licensed workforce and eliminating disparities in rural, remote and underserved parts of our state," Amerigroup Texas President Greg Thompson said in a Nov. 2 news release. 

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