National Council for Behavioral Health Changes Name as Part of Organizational Rebrand

One of the behavioral health industry’s largest trade organizations has rebranded itself. The National Council for Behavioral Health, which represents almost 3,500 members, has changed its name to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, effective immediately. Along with the name, the National Council has also changed its logo, but will keep its web URL the […]

NewVista Behavioral Health Leverages Skilled Nursing Relationship to Expand Geriatric Specialty, Footprint

NewVista Behavioral Health is leveraging its relationship with its parent company to capitalize on a historically underserved population: seniors. NewVista develops and operates behavioral health hospitals, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and outpatient centers. It has at least five locations across Ohio, and another two in the works. NewVista is part of the CommuniCare […]

Movers & Shakers: New CEOs at Odyssey, Bridgehaven

Odyssey hires new leader  Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has named a new CEO. Richard Clark, an Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ: ACHC) veteran who has served as president and COO at Odyssey since January 2020, stepped into the role last week. He takes over for Scott Kardenetz, who founded the Brentwood, Tennessee-based behavioral health company back in 2015. […]

Telehealth Claims Down Overall, But Virtual Behavioral Health Care Delivery Remains Strong

This February, telehealth utilization saw its first month-over-month drop since September 2020. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is that mental health conditions continue to be the number one telehealth diagnosis across the nation. Telehealth was used more for mental health conditions than any other diagnosis in February, according to FAIR Health, a nonprofit health […]

Academic SUD Programs on the Rise, Could Help Plug Workforce Shortage Gaps

The behavioral health care industry has long struggled to attract enough workers to keep up with the demand for services, especially in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment realm. And the coronavirus has only made things worse, pushing the nation’s SUD crisis to new heights. To meet the need for professionals, a growing number of […]

Virtual Chronic Care Company Vida Health Nets $110M in Quest to Integrate Physical, Behavioral Treatment

Vida Health, a virtual chronic care platform, has raised $110 million in a Series D funding round led by General Atlantic, with additional participation from Centene (NYSE: CNC), AXA Venture Partners and Ardea Capital Partners, among other investors.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Vida Health provides virtual integrated care for chronic conditions, treating both physical and […]

Movers & Shakers: Centerstone’s New CEO Hire; C-Suite Additions at Spring Health, Hurdle

Hurdle fills VP, C-suite positions Digital mental health provider Hurdle has hired Krystle Herbert as its vice president of clinical affairs. In the role, Herbert will be responsible for overseeing and supporting clinical operations, clinical policy development and compliance, as well as clinical quality care and organizational scaling efforts. Herbert was most recently the COO […]

Cigna Becomes First Insurer to Offer Ginger’s Coaching Services as In-Network Benefit

The on-demand, virtual behavioral health care provider Ginger has reached an agreement with Cigna to bring its full platform to the insurer’s behavioral health customers nationwide. Ginger announced the news Thursday. The agreement covers 14 million Cigna customers who have employer-sponsored or individual and family insurance plans (IFP). Under the partnership, those beneficiaries will be […]