Ginger Plots Course to Grow Value-Based Business, Break into Medicaid

Ginger, the on-demand virtual behavioral health care system with a $1.1 billion valuation, recently raised $100 million in a Series E funding round led by funds managed by Blackstone Growth. But even more notable than the financing itself is what Ginger plans to do with it — from diving deeper into value-based care to building […]

Behavioral Provider Pays $273K to Settle Improper Billing Allegations

A Hartford, Connecticut-based behavioral health care practice and its owners have agreed to a civil settlement with federal and state governments to settle allegations they improperly billed Medicaid. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that Maurice Stuckey and Joyce Anderson, as well as their company Today’s Youth LLC, will pay $273,000 to resolve […]

Behavioral Hospital Volumes Recovered Much Quicker Than Other Sectors in 2020, Data Shows

Inpatient admissions for behavioral health recovered from the coronavirus at a much quicker rate than for other medical services, according to a Milliman analysis of behavioral health claims from 12.5 million people.  Milliman is an international actuarial and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. The results of the report — shared with Behavioral Health Business […]

Pipeline: Promises, Spero Open New Facilities; ABA Expansions in Multiple States

Promises Behavioral Health opens new facility in Texas Promises Behavioral Health has opened its latest facility, an addiction and mental health treatment center in Texas. Located in College Station, Promises Brazos Valley spans over 50,000 square feet and provides addiction and mental health treatment services to adults and college students. College Station is home to […]

Investment in Behavioral Health Could Save $185B Annually

Better behavioral health care for Americans would not only produce better results for patients, but generate billions in savings annually, according to a recently released economic report from the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The report identified actions that public, private and social stakeholders could take to produce substantial savings in annual health care […]

Father, Son Sentenced for Nationwide SUD Scam

In what is thought to be the first case of fraudulent enrollment of individuals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a Southern California father and son have been fined and sentenced to federal prison for falsely signing up individuals for drug treatment at rehab centers. Jeffrey White, 63, and his son, Nicholas White, 35, had […]

Seaside Leverages Home-Based Medicaid Model, Sets Sights on Five-Fold Growth

Seaside Healthcare may not be one of the most well-known names in the behavioral health space, but the company is hard at work establishing a national presence for itself. Founded in 2009, the Shreveport, Louisiana-based company’s roots go back several years and are intertwined with Hurricane Katrina. That’s when Franklin Roemer, who had been living […]

Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Provider Equip Raises $13M

Equip, a virtual eating disorder treatment provider, has raised $13 million in Series A funding, the company announced Wednesday. That brings Equip’s total funding raised up to $17 million.  Optum Ventures led the funding round, with additional participation from new investor .406 Ventures and existing funder F-Prime Capital. Founded in 2019, Equip aims to make […]

Behavioral Health Practice Pays $100K to Settle Fraud Allegations

A Connecticut private behavioral health practice and its owner have agreed to pay more than $100,000 to settle state and federal fraud allegations, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday. Behavioral Management LLC of North Haven and its owner, Neil Quatrano, have entered into a civil settlement agreement following allegations that the company submitted […]

Centene CEO: Behavioral Health ‘Has to Be Integrated’

Days after Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced its plan to acquire Magellan Health (Nasdaq: MGLN), leadership is doubling down on the insurer’s commitment to behavioral. Those services will play an important role in the company’s future, according to Centene CEO Michael Neidorff, who is also president and chairman of the company. “It has to be […]