3 Substance Treatment Centers Merge to Form Tulip Hill Healthcare, Unveil Plans for Growth

Three southeastern substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers have merged to form Tulip Hill Healthcare. The merger consolidates Tennessee-based Tulip Hill Recovery with two Kentucky-based SUD treatment centers, Louisville Addiction Center and Lexington Addiction Center. The move positions Tulip Hill for future growth, with Tulip Hill executives planning to open three new facilities in the […]

Lawmakers Introduce Landmark $125B CARE Act to Combat Opioid, Substance Use Crisis

Legislators recently introduced the “Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act,” aimed at combating the substance use epidemic. The $125 billion bill would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to establish treatment standards, programs and grants to address substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioids and stimulants, over the next decade. “The CARE Act […]

Family Support Vital in Addiction Care, Despite Reimbursement Challenges

Involving families in substance use treatment has long been considered beneficial, but the substance use disorder industry’s oncoming shift to value-based care may make them indispensable.  Family programming can decrease the chances of relapse and provide a common language for family members to communicate about addiction, but most payers do not cover these services. Still, […]

Overcoming Rural Barriers: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic with Telehealth and Mobile Care

Opioid addiction disproportionately affects rural communities, with 42% of rural residents reporting they or a family member have experienced opioid addiction, according to KFF Health News.  Rising overdose death rates in rural areas have been called a cause for concern by the CDC.  Despite this, opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment remains scarce in rural spaces, […]

Addiction Provider Bradford Health Taps Autism Service Vet as CEO

Addiction treatment provider Bradford Health has tapped Robert Marsh to lead the company as CEO. Before joining Bradford, Marsh was the CEO of autism service provider 360 Behavioral Health. His resume also includes tenure at Kindred Healthcare and Acadia Healthcare. “I’m honored to join the Bradford team and contribute to its mission of providing high-quality […]

Buprenorphine Prescribing Gaining Ground at Community Health Centers

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! Prescriptions for buprenorphine, a medication-assisted-treatment (MAT) used to treat opioid use disorder, are increasing at community health centers (CHCs).  New research published in […]

Trauma-Informed Approach Enhances Substance Use Disorder Care, Appeals to Payers

Substance use disorder (SUD) providers are increasingly building trauma therapy into their practices, offering screenings and specific treatments to address trauma and improve patient outcomes. Including these services may make providers more attractive partners for health plans. Still, providers may be missing a wide swath of their patient base who need trauma care. Research has […]

UpHealth’s $110M Legal Victory Could Aid Messy Evolution From Digital Health SPAC to Addiction Treatment Provider

Delray Beach, Florida-based UpHealth Inc. (OTC: UPHL) revealed more about its burgeoning addiction treatment business as it seeks to untangle itself from a messy special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger gone wrong. UpHealth’s Florida-based addiction treatment business, TTC Healthcare, grew revenue 42% to $44 million and expanded gross margins to 57% in 2023, according to […]

Bicycle Health Clinicians Unionize in Landmark Move for Digital Addiction Treatment

Clinicians at substance use disorder (SUD) provider Bicycle Health won their union election in a landmark moment for the digital SUD industry. The National Labor Relations Board tallied votes on Monday, April 15 and found that 64% of ballots favored unionizing with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). “Today marks an important win […]

Integrated Addiction, Primary Care Shows Promise with Team Approach but Faces Billing Hurdles

When family medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Thomas started her first job after her residency, she said she had “no clue” how often she would encounter substance use disorder (SUD) needs in the primary care setting.  Thomas, co-national medical director for integrated care at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), is now part of the movement […]