‘It’s a Question of Diversification’: ABA Providers May Need to Become More Risk-Averse

Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy has become one of the most notable behavioral approaches to autism treatment, offering different locations of care to fit the specific needs of patients. Capitalizing on ABA’s versatile modalities may be the safest bet when creating a sustainable business model. Patients with autism can receive ABA therapy at a clinic, […]

‘We’ve Got To Do More’: Providers Seek To Close Gap In Mental Health Care For Neurodiverse People

People with autism are four times as likely to experience depression in their life than typically-developing peers. Despite the increased risk, people with autism or other neurodiversities often face significant obstacles when seeking mental health care. Barriers like clinicians’ lack of specialty training, staffing shortages and pitfalls with payers often prevent neurodiverse people from accessing […]

What the $56B Opioid Settlement Means for Substance Use Disorder Providers

Substance use disorder providers caring for underserved populations could get a new boost in funding. Opioid manufacturers, distributors and other entities involved with the opioid epidemic will pay $56 billion over the next 10 to 20 years for their role in the crisis. That’s broken into several different settlement agreements, the largest being the $26 […]

KKR-Backed Behavioral Health Provider BrightSpring Reportedly Reignites IPO Interest

BrightSpring Health Service, which provides various behavioral and physical health services, is reportedly looking to file a $1 billion initial public offering (IPO). That’s according to a new report by Bloomberg News. This comes roughly two years after the Louisville, Kentucky-based organization filed the paperwork to go public. But last November, the company revealed that […]

Having Multiple Care Modalities Pays Off for Autism Treatment Providers

The rate of autism diagnoses has skyrocketed in the last decade, shooting from 1 in 68 to 1 in 36, according to the CDC. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy has become one of the most notable behavioral approaches to autism treatment, but there’s no one-size-fits-all modality.  Clinicians providing ABA therapy meet children with autism where […]

Acorn Health Names New CEO to Lead the Growing ABA Provider

Autism therapy provider Acorn Health has announced Richard Hallworth as the Coral Gables, Florida-based company’s new president and CEO. He succeeds founding CEO Vicki Kroviak and takes over the role after Janet Widmann stepped in on an interim basis on Dec. 8. Kroviak stepped down from the CEO position. Acorn Health’s chief operating officer resigned […]

‘We Wanted This To Be Rigorous’: How Online Autism Testing Loosens Diagnostic Bottleneck

Online autism testing could give patients and caregivers more options for neuropsychological testing and help unclog the current diagnostic backlog. There is a severe shortage of clinicians qualified and trained to perform diagnostics for autism or other neurodiversities. This creates a systematic bottleneck for those needing behavioral health services, delaying their care and potentially worsening […]