How LifeStance Is Prepping for Potential Telehealth Regulation Changes, Installing Collaborative Care Models

Collaborative care has gained significant traction in the behavioral health industry since its inception in the early 2000s. The care model, which integrates physical and behavioral health care services, is set to become the gold standard, according to Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar, chief medical officer of LifeStance Health. LifeStance is increasingly implementing collaborative care across its […]

Why Acadia Healthcare Is Expanding Eating Disorder Treatment as Competitors Scale Back

Amid a slew of closures and layoffs in the eating disorder market, behavioral health provider Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) is expanding its eating disorder programming. Acadia is furthering its reach into trauma-focused treatment and wrap-around care, leadership told Behavioral Health Business. The provider also recently launched an eating disorder awareness campaign and plans to add […]

Acadia Healthcare Promotes Dr. Nasser Khan to Newly Created COO Position

Behavioral health behemoth Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer, a role the company did not previously include in its C-suite. Dr. Nasser Khan, the operations group president for Acadia Healthcare’s comprehensive treatment center (CTC) business line, will assume the chief operating officer role on June 30, according to […]

Addiction Provider Bradford Health Taps Autism Service Vet as CEO

Addiction treatment provider Bradford Health has tapped Robert Marsh to lead the company as CEO. Before joining Bradford, Marsh was the CEO of autism service provider 360 Behavioral Health. His resume also includes tenure at Kindred Healthcare and Acadia Healthcare. “I’m honored to join the Bradford team and contribute to its mission of providing high-quality […]

Array Behavioral Care Undergoes Tech Overhaul, Hires New CIO and COO

Virtual care provider Array Behavioral Care is overhauling its technology infrastructure to prepare for future innovation. Two newly-appointed executives–Christy Kisner, chief operating officer, and Patrick Williamson, chief information officer–are spearheading the initiative. The role of chief information officer is a new one for Array. Williamson’s onboarding represents a strategic shift to modernize the company’s technology […]

ABA Provider NeurAbilities Healthcare’s CEO Katheleen Stengel Resigns

The CEO and founder of NeurAbilities Healthcare, an autism therapy provider, announced her resignation.  After a five-year tenure at the helm of NeurAbilities, Kathleen Stengel stepped down from her role as CEO earlier this month, according to her LinkedIn.  “I have mixed emotions today—of pride, excitement, and yes, some sadness too—as I share my decision […]

New Thriveworks CEO Bullish on Enterprise Agreements 

Thriveworks has named a new CEO to help the company build out its mental health capabilities and attract relationships with payers, health systems and primary care groups.  The company’s newly minted CEO, Dr. Dan Frogel, told Behavioral Health Business that the company will continue to “do what Thriveworks has always done best” in its direct-to-consumer […]

Teladoc’s CEO Steps Down Amid Shaky Public Performance, BetterHelp Growth Slowdown

Teladoc’s (NYSE: TDOC) longtime CEO Jason Gorevic has stepped down amid the company’s ongoing struggles on the public market. The company’s Chief Financial Officer Marla Murthy will step in as acting CEO during the transition period, according to the Teladoc’s board of directors. Teladoc is one of the largest virtual care companies in the country. […]

Spring Health’s New COO to Leverage Technology, In-Person Care to Increase Profitability

Mental health provider Spring Health named Arielle Mortimer its new chief operating officer. Mortimer is an operations veteran who most recently held the COO role at Heyday, a skincare company. She previously worked as senior vice president of operations at Kindbody, a women’s wellness company that offers services including IVF, egg freezing, gynecology and fertility […]

Payer Demands for Access Set the Bar for Value-Based Care ‘Really Low’

Despite years of discourse surrounding value-based care and behavioral health, payers remain fixated on access as the primary concern. Meanwhile, outcomes data and measurement-based care, which have dominated the value-based conversation over the past few years, will likely be important to contracting in a few years. “By bringing access [to members], you bring value,” Dr. […]