Funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Extended

Certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) will continue to receive funding through at least Dec. 20, thanks to a temporary government spending bill President Donald Trump signed Thursday. National Council for Behavioral Health president and CEO Chuck Ingoglia lauded the move as life-saving for the thousands of people who rely on CCBHCs for care.  “CCBHCs […]

Telehealth Access for Behavioral Health Expands, But Regulatory Issues Remain

Telehealth services are becoming increasingly accessible for behavioral health providers and the patients they serve. However, regulatory barriers continue to prevent the technology from becoming more widespread. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now provide some degree of coverage for telehealth services for their Medicaid members, according to the latest Telemental Health Laws […]

SaVida Health Opens New Virginia Facility

SaVida Health has opened a new outpatient treatment facility in Abingdon, Virginia. SaVida provides outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for drug and alcohol use disorders. The company operates at least 18 treatment centers across five states, including Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia and Delaware. The new center, which will serve communities in Southwest Virginia, marks SaVida’s fifth […]

Reworking SUD Privacy Rules Top Priority for Policy Group of Behavioral Health Payers

At times, the relationship between payers and behavioral health providers can feel adversarial. However, to ensure the best care for patients, it should be collaborative. Payers and providers tackled how to make that vision a reality, among other issues, earlier this month in Washington D.C. at the Payer’s Behavioral Health Management and Policy Summit, hosted […]

Disparities Widening in Coverage of Behavioral Health Care Versus Physical Health Care

U.S. employees are far more likely to go out of network and see lower reimbursement for behavioral health services than for physical health services. Despite a nationwide push for parity, those equality gaps are widening, according to a new study. The report — published by Seattle-based actuarial and consulting firm Milliman Inc. and commissioned by […]

M&A Advisor: With Highest Multiples in Behavioral Health, Autism Market is ‘Out of Control’

As the need for behavioral health services continues to increase, so does buyer interest in the $230 billion industry, which advisors say is growing 4% every year. However, all deals in the space are not created equal. For example, despite being one of the smallest and most immature subsectors within behavioral health care, the $7 […]

NIH Publishes Draft of National Opioid Roadmap

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a draft of a new report filled with research recommendations to help fight the opioid epidemic. The report focuses on seven areas of research and development, which include factors such as biology and chemistry; non-biological contributors; pain management; prevention; treatment; overdose; and community consequences. The draft, published […]

Catholic Facility to Become Addiction Treatment Center

A catholic facility in Lancaster, Kentucky is on its way to becoming an addiction treatment center, according to the Associated Press. Earlier this month, the Lexington diocese announced that it would lease its infrequently used Cliffview Retreat and Conference Center to the Catholic Action Center (CAC) to make it happen. CAC provides services for the […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Acquires Authentic Recovery Center

Discovery Behavioral Health, a national provider of various behavioral health treatments, has acquired Authentic Recovery Center (ARC), a behavioral health provider that specializes in treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Orange County, California, Discovery offers residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment for conditions related […]