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 […]

IDD Provider Circulo Health Shuts Down Insuretech Business, Cuts Ties with Primary Care Provider Huddle

Intellectual and developmental disability provider Circulo Health appears to have closed its technology insurance line and cut ties with its primary care subsidiary, Huddle Health. Axios, which broke the news, reports that Circulo will continue to operate home- and community programs for individuals with IDD, which will be its only service line. There have been […]

ABA Centers of America To Double Its Footprint Without PE Backing

ABA Centers of America is bootstrapping its way to national expansion, adding four new state markets to its footprint. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based autism diagnostics and therapy company is expanding into Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and the Washington D.C. area. The center already operates in Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey. It is also working […]

Hopebridge CEO: Low Medicaid Rates, Inflation Costs give ABA Provider ‘No Other Choice’ But to Pull Out of Colorado

Hopebridge will end its applied behavior analysis (ABA) services and slash its footprint in Colorado due to the low Medicaid rate and rising operating costs. The Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider will close six out of eight locations, effective Aug. 11. The remaining two locations will only provide speech therapy and occupational therapy for children with […]