White House: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. $2.5 Trillion from 2015 to 2018

The opioid epidemic cost the U.S. an estimated $696 billion in 2018 alone — and more than $2.5 trillion total from 2015 to 2018, according to new estimates from the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).  The White House released those numbers last week, demonstrating the continued importance of substance abuse treatment facilities nationwide. […]

Sabra Eyes More Investment Opportunities Within Addiction Treatment Sector

Although Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) only made its first investment in the addiction treatment sector in the third quarter of 2019, company leaders are optimistic they’ll dive deeper into the space in the future. “We’re working on some other opportunities there as well,” Sabra CEO Rick Matros told investors Thursday on the company’s […]

New York Stock Exchange to Delist American Addiction Centers Parent Company

The New York Stock Exchange has started the process to delist AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC), the parent company of American Addiction Centers. The news comes after the NYSE suspended trading on the stock just a few days earlier. Both moves are a consequence of AAC falling below the NYSE’s continued listing standard. It requires […]

Florida Behavioral Health Center Closes Abruptly Following Financial Problems

A psychiatric hospital in southeast Florida serving low-income and uninsured patients abruptly shut its doors earlier this month, according to The Palm Beach Post. The move potentially leaves hundreds of patients without access to care. The West Palm Beach-based Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health closed Oct. 18 following financial troubles — specifically a bankruptcy […]

PE Firm Warburg Pincus Acquires Behavioral Health EHR Provider Qualifacts

Nashville-based Qualifacts, an electronic health record provider for behavioral health and human service organizations, has changed hands. New York-based Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, purchased the company from Boston-based middle market PE firm Great Hill Partners last month. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The deal is […]

Community Psychiatry Management Deepens California Foothold with Two Acquisitions

Community Psychiatry Management has made two acquisitions in the Los Angeles area to deepen its already massive footprint in the state of California. The Sacramento, California-based mental health organization added both Calabasas Behavioral Health (CBH) and Gelbart and Associates in August. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Community Psychiatry Management is the largest […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Acquires New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services

Los Angeles-based Discovery Behavioral Health has acquired Pasadena, Maryland-based New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Discovery Behavioral Health is a national provider of substance abuse, mental health and eating disorder treatment. The 21-year-old company offers residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for teenagers and […]

VC Interest in Digital Behavioral Health Companies Remains Hot

Venture capitalists continued to take a special interest in digital behavioral health companies in the third quarter of 2019, keeping alive a three-year steak of hot deal activity in the space. That’s according to a Q3 report from Rock Health, a venture fund that invests only in digital health companies. Across all sectors, digital health […]

Behavioral Health Care Deals Down 35% in Q3 2019

Behavioral health care acquisitions were down 35% in the third quarter of 2019. The drop reflects both month-over-month and year-over-year changes. Q3 2019 saw only 17 publicly announced deals, while Q2 2019 and Q3 2018 each saw 26 deals. That’s according to acquisition data from HealthCareMandA.com, which part of Irving Levin Associates, a publisher of […]