Stakeholders to Congress: 50% of Behavioral Providers Could Close by ’21 Without More Funding

While the nation’s fourth coronavirus stimulus package has been in the works since May, lawmakers have yet to agree on a final piece of legislation.  Democrats are pushing for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), which would cost about $3 trillion. It would give Americans another stimulus check, provide hazard […]

Headspace Teams Up with Amazon for Fitness Band Launch

Headspace has teamed up with Amazon to provide content for the tech giant’s new fitness band, Amazon Halo. Amazon announced the new health and wellness tracker Friday. The product comes in the form of a screenless wrist band equipped with sensors and a suite of tools powered by artificial intelligence. It measures wearers’ body fat […]

Ginger CEO Looks for Company’s Health Plan Business to Double — If Not Triple — by 2022

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on many behavioral health providers’ business models — but not Ginger’s. In fact, the COVID-19 emergency has helped validate the San Francisco-based health and wellness startup’s strategy and accelerate its goals. Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that partners with employers, health plans and strategic partners to deliver […]

Movers & Shakers: Caron Treatment Centers CEO to Retire; Medical Director Shake-Ups

Maine’s largest mental health provider gets new president Maine’s largest mental health provider has selected a new president. Kelly Barton will officially step into the role at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in early October. Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit that serves more than 20,000 patients across 30 locations in the state. It’s part of the […]

Intermountain Charts Path Through Uncertain Telehealth Future with Tele-SUD Plan

Over the past several months, health care organizations have been propping up telehealth programs left and right in response to the coronavirus. Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers are no exception. According to a new survey by the digital behavioral health solutions provider Tridiuum, more than 80% of behavioral health providers started using telehealth for […]

Over 80% of Behavioral Health Providers Used Telehealth for First Time Amid COVID-19; Most Will Continue Post-Pandemic

More than 80% of behavioral health providers started using telehealth for the first time in the past six months as a result of the coronavirus. But the vast majority of those organizations plan to continue leveraging telehealth even post-pandemic. Those are just a few key takeaways from a new survey by Tridiuum, a digital behavioral […]

Behavioral Tech Companies Qualifacts, Credible Behavioral Health to Merge

The behavioral health technology providers Qualifacts and Credible Behavioral Health will merge, the companies’ private equity backers announced Tuesday. Nashville-based Qualifacts is an electronic health record provider for behavioral health and human service organizations. It was acquired by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, last year. Meanwhile, Rockville, Maryland-based Credible […]

National Council Launches CCBHC Success Center to Help Expand Model Across the U.S.

The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched a new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Success Center, with the goal being to help more providers across the nation adopt the model. Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council is a behavioral health advocacy organization with more than 3,300 members across the country, most of […]

Adventist Health Partners with, Invests in Tele-Behavioral Startup Synchronous Health

Adventist Health, a multi-state integrated health system, and Synchronous Health, a tele-behavioral health startup, have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, Adventist will invest in the telehealth platform.  Roseville, California-based Adventist Health is a nonprofit that provides care through hospitals, clinics, home-based care agencies, hospices and joint-venture retirement centers in more […]