Community Health Workers Save Money, Improve Outcomes By Tackling Social and Behavioral Needs

By addressing social determinants of health and coordinating care, community health workers help save Medicaid payers significant amounts of money, while also leading to better overall outcomes for patients, a new study asserts. The findings could reasonably be applied to behavioral health providers. By offering preventative care to address social factors, the study suggests organizations […]

CCBHC Funding Helps Behavioral Health Combat Workforce Shortages

Nearly three years into the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid demonstration and about a year and a half into the first round of CCBHC expansion grant program, behavioral health stakeholders continue to advocate for the wider roll out of the CCBHC model. And in January, the industry recorded a win on that front. […]

In the Pipeline: Odyssey Opens Tech Addiction Center; New Substance Abuse Facilities

Opened Buena Vista Health Recovery debuts new addiction treatment facility Buena Vista Health Recovery has opened a new drug and alcohol detox and treatment facility in Tucson, Arizona. Cave Creek, Arizona-based Buena Vista is an addiction treatment provider with three locations in Arizona and a fourth facility slated to open in Colorado later this year. […]

Behavioral Health Real Estate Sparks Interest of Institutional Capital

As stigma decreases and demand for behavioral health services grows, institutional capital is taking notice, with behavioral health real estate being one hot new area of interest.  First movers like Sabra Health Care REIT are hoping to take advantage of the emerging market. “None of our peers are in the space at this point,” Sabra […]

Movers & Shakers: New CEO at State Behavioral Hospital; Northpoint Taps Regional Medical Director

New Hampshire Hospital names new CEO Heather Moquin has been appointed CEO of New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s only psychiatric hospital, which is located in Concord. Moquin, who was promoted after serving more than two years as the hospital’s chief operating officer, succeeds Lori Shibinette, who has been picked to lead the state’s health and […]

Genesis Hands Off 5 Behavioral Health Facilities

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) has announced a series of deals that will transition the operational responsibilities for 19 of its West Coast facilities to New Generation Health. Five of those are behavioral health facilities. As part of the $79 million transaction, Genesis sold the real estate and operations for six skilled nursing facilities and transferred […]

New Program Aims to Equip Doctors With Autism Specialty Training

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique health needs beyond receiving therapeutic interventions such as applied behavior analysis (ABA). However, relatively few medical providers are equipped to meet those needs, despite the fact that the one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thomas […]

In the Pipeline: UHS, HonorHealth Break Ground; New Autism Facilities in Several States

Coming Soon HonorHealth, UHS break ground on new facility HonorHealth and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) have begun construction on a new 120-bed behavioral health facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. HonorHealth is a non-profit, community healthcare system serving the greater Phoenix area, while King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based UHS is one of the largest behavioral health providers in […]

Behavioral Health Network Names Next Chief As CEO Announces Retirement

Katherine Wilson, who has been the only CEO of Springfield, Massachusetts-based Behavioral Health Network (BHN) since its formation in 1992, has announced that she will retire from the organization in June. Steven Winn, who has been with BHN since 1995 and has served as its chief operating officer since 2017, will become the organization’s new […]