Peer-Support Startup Marigold Health Raises $11M

Virtual peer-support startup Marigold Health has raised $11 million in Series A funding.  Marigold Health hires peer specialists and recovery coaches and embeds them with partner providers. The Boston-based organization works with outpatient medication-assisted-treatment programs, residential treatment centers and primary care groups. Marigold’s providers can help assist individuals with substance use disorder or mental health […]

DEA Close to Unveiling New Telehealth Regulations for Controlled Substance Prescriptions

The Drug Enforcement Administration is preparing to release its final rule for telehealth and controlled substances. On Thursday, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the final rule from the DEA. The OMB oversees the coordination and review of major executive branch actions. It’s the final stop before the final rules are […]

Emergency Rooms Emerge as Critical Entry Point for Substance Use Disorder Care

The emergency department (ED) can be the “first, and sometimes only” interaction that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) have with the health care system. Integrating SUD care into EDs can connect these patients to crucial long-term care. Still, co-occurring conditions, stigma and polysubstance use are among the main barriers preventing efficient integration. The ED […]

Gateway CEO: Pre-Admission Requirements Could Violate Parity Laws

Payers often prefer ambulatory, outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for its lower cost. Yet, SUD patients frequently present with higher acuity cases and more co-occurring conditions. Gateway Foundation is preparing for both trends by making targeted investments in ambulatory and bedded programs while also battling increased pre-admission requirements from payers. In some instances, these […]

Pelago Partners with Addiction Treatment Centers Banyan, RCA for Higher-Acuity Care

Digital substance use disorder (SUD) provider Pelago is teaming up with brick-and-mortar providers in its new Centers of Excellence Network launch. The network’s goal is to help patients who need a higher level of acuity of care to access inpatient services. Pelago’s first two partners are facility-based SUD operators Recovery Centers of America (RCA) and […]

Senators Aim to Limit Prior Authorizations, Install Community Hubs to Battle Fentanyl Crisis

Politicians lasered in on the fentanyl crisis in a recent senate finance committee hearing.  Senators pointed to the importance of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUDs) as a highly effective but underused fentanyl treatment. Research demonstrates that only about one in four people in need of MOUDs receive the treatment.  To mitigate the rising tide […]

RCA Integrates Services to Improve Patient Care, Prepare for Alternative Payment Models

The substance use disorder (SUD) treatment industry is evolving.  Evidence is mounting demonstrating the importance of offering evidence-based treatment modalities, complete continuums of care and hybrid service offerings. Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is looking to adapt to these changes by prioritizing the integration of its service lines to improve patient outcomes, drive financial performance […]

Addiction Provider T&R Recovery Group Acquires Origins Behavioral Healthcare

Addiction and mental health treatment provider T&R Recovery Group has acquired Origins Behavioral Healthcare, adding four locations to its portfolio.  The nonprofit Hanley Foundation, dedicated to substance use disorder (SUD) care, announced it was divesting Origins less than five months after acquiring the treatment provider. “The addition of Origins Recovery represents a significant milestone in […]

Newport Healthcare Expands Teen and Youth Substance Use Treatment Programs

Behavioral health care provider Newport Healthcare has expanded its substance use disorder (SUD) treatment offerings tailored to teens, young people and their families. Newport has previously offered SUD services in conjunction with its mental health offerings but is now isolating the services into SUD-specific programs. “The demand for substance abuse services is not going away,” […]

Why 2024 Could Be the Year of the Employer Sponsoring More SUD Programs 

This could be the year of employers sponsoring more substance use disorder (SUD) programs. That’s according to Robert Poznanovich, the chief business growth officer at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He will be participating in a panel discussion entitled “SUD Payment Landscape: Emerging Revenue Opportunities” at Behavioral Health Business’ inaugural Autism & Addiction Treatment Forum […]