New Landmark VP: National Payer Contracts Key to Company’s Strategic Growth Plan

When it comes to the nation’s $42 billion dollar substance use disorder (SUD) treatment market, services are naturally the focal point of most businesses. But providers can’t offer those services at scale without the help of payers, who have the power to make treatment more affordable and accessible to the masses. That’s why Landmark Recovery […]

Movers & Shakers: Meadows Hires Head of Virtual; Oceans’ New Vice President

Meadows hires executive director of virtual outpatient Phoenix-based Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has hired Mark Baumgartner as its executive director of virtual outpatient services. Before coming to Meadows, Baumgartner spent most of his career at the Betty Ford Center, which is part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He worked there almost two decades, serving his […]

Pipeline: Acadia’s New Suicide Prevention Centers; New SUD Locations

Acadia partners with suicide prevention organization to open new centers Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has opened 15 community resource centers in partnership with a leading suicide awareness organization to help young individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The centers are located in four states across the country within Acadia’s Comprehensive Treatment Centers (CTC), which provide […]

NABH Calls on Lawmakers to Expand Behavioral Treatment Options for Children, Adolescents

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) is asking lawmakers and government officials to improve the behavioral health treatment options available to children and adolescents nationwide. Specifically, the trade group wants to see residential treatment included in the continuum of care alongside outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and inpatient care offerings. Formerly the […]

Behavioral Home Health Company ViaQuest Scores PE Investment from Council Capital

ViaQuest — a Dublin, Ohio-based provider of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), behavioral health and hospice services — has received an equity investment from Council Capital, a health care-focused private equity firm. Terms of the investment were not announced. Operating in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania, ViaQuest provides residential, day and employment services to individuals with […]

Pipeline: New Projects for Acadia, UHS; SUD Providers Expand Reach

Acadia forms JV with Geisinger Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has formed a joint venture (JV) with Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System to build two new inpatient behavioral health facilities. The companies are putting a combined total of about $80 million toward the projects. The first of the two facilities will open next year in Moosic, […]

Senators Introduce Legislation to Boost SUD Funding, Make Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to increase the amount of federal funding aimed at combating the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has worsened since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, the new bill aims to make some COVID-19-era telehealth flexibilities permanent, among other changes. The legislation — the […]

Behavioral Trade Association’s New Leader: We Need to Stop Compartmentalizing Eating Disorders

Despite the fact that eating disorders are one of the most deadly behavioral health conditions, treatment providers in the space rarely get the policy and payer support they need. Just ask Joel Jahraus. By day, he is the chief medical officer at Monte Nido & Affiliates, a Miami-based eating disorder treatment provider that offers inpatient […]

Movers & Shakers: New Hires at Odyssey, Promises

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s new executive director Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has promoted Steven Rudoy to the position of executive director of its Clearview Treatment Programs brand. A licensed clinical psychologist, Rudoy has been with Clearview since 2017 as its clinical director. Founded in 2015, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey operates over 20 behavioral health locations across eight states, […]