Beacon Behavioral Partners Adds 9 New Clinics

Beacon Behavioral Partners announced it will expand further into the Southeastern U.S. by acquiring nine new partner clinics. Latticework Capital-backed Beacon Behavioral Partners is a network of psychiatric practices. It has locations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. Beacon’s partnership model offers physicians equity ownership in the company and clinical autonomy. The network offers to […]

Network Management Services Organization Advantage Behavioral Health Expands into 3 New States

Network management services organization Advantage Behavioral Health has announced its plans to expand into New York, California and Arizona in 2024. Advantage Behavioral Health is made up of two provider organizations, Harmony Bay and Victory Bay, which treat mental health conditions, eating disorders and substance use disorders. In addition to its provider organizations, it has […]

5 Mental Health Companies to Watch in 2024

After a rocky 2023, mental health providers are considering new approaches to growth and sustainability. In the wake of the bursting venture funding bubble and cooling M&A market, providers are taking stock of their assets and looking for new revenue generation. Some providers have opted for new partnership opportunities with public entities, such as state […]

Best Behavioral Health Design of 2023: Young People Take an Active Role in Shaping Their Care

Toronto-based behavioral health provider Stella’s Place turned an outdated candy factory into a modern, welcoming facility for teens and young people to access mental health services.  Stella’s Place offers outpatient behavioral health services to youth aged 16 to 29. It provides several drop-in services, including counseling, community programs and short-term individual counseling.  Architecture firm Stantec […]

CMS’ New Behavioral Health Model Illustrates Ongoing Effort To Push Value-Based Care, Integration Forward

The Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model propels the industry towards value-based care and further integration with the rest of the health care system. The new model is an effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to marshal public resources into a coordinated whole for those with severe behavioral health issues. Specifically, […]

Investors, Insurers Embrace Outpatient Addiction Care, But Residential Care Is Far From Extinct

In recent years, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs have become shorter and outpatient treatment program options have become more popular. Residential inpatient treatment programs, often more expensive than outpatient options, may be going out of vogue among payers and investors. Still, patients will always need an option for residential care, industry insiders told Addiction […]

GV, Triple Aim Bet Big on New IOP, PHP Provider Guidelight

GV, formerly Google Ventures, and Triple Aim have invested in a new behavioral health provider, Guidelight, focused on intermediate levels of care. The newly launched startup offers intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). IOPs and PHPs provide a step up from traditional outpatient behavioral health offerings and a step down from inpatient […]

Driven by ‘Urgent Need’ Payers, Providers Take Action to Integrate Behavioral Health Into Women’s Health Care

For many women, an OB-GYN clinician is the physician they see most often. Women often visit their OB-GYN during vulnerable periods of life, including adolescence, pregnancy, postpartum and the menopausal transition, which can trigger bouts of depression or anxiety.  The integration of behavioral health and women’s health care has become more common as OB-GYNs encounter […]

Acadia CEO: EHR Investment Crucial to Enabling Value-Based Care Contracts

Acadia (NASDAQ: ACHC) is prioritizing strategic investment in its technology capabilities and comprehensive treatment centers (CTCs) for opioid use disorder. At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Acadia CEO Christopher Hunter said these priorities would “drive the business forward” over the next year. As the largest pure-play behavioral health provider, Acadia sets the tone for the […]

Uwill Acquires Christie Campus Health, Expands College Mental Health Services

On-campus mental health provider Uwill announced its first-ever acquisition on Tuesday. The Natick, Massachusetts-based startup has acquired Lexington, Massachusetts-based Christie Campus Health. The latter provides counseling, mental health and wellness services to about 750,000 students at over 100 colleges, according to a news release. The terms of the deals were not disclosed. “By combining Christie […]