Movers & Shakers: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare Hires COO; Promises Behavioral Health’s New Marketing Chief

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare names new president, COO Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, which provides a variety of treatment services at centers in seven states, has named Richard Clark as president and COO. Clark has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently serving as president of the Western Group for Franklin, Tennessee-based […]

MAT with Buprenorphine, Methadone Superior to Other OUD Treatments in Preventing Overdoses

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is the gold standard for treating individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), a new study suggests. Compared to other methods of treatment, researchers discovered that when buprenorphine or methadone are administered to individuals with OUD as part of their MAT regimen, they are less likely to experience an […]

Digital Substance Abuse Treatment Startups Captivate Investors, Payers

In America today, the need for more substance use disorder (SUD) interventions is clear. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the alcohol-related death rate was twice what it was 20 years earlier. Those statistics don’t include nearly 20 million others who did not die but still battled SUD that year. […]

Behavioral Health Leaders Urge Congress to Expand CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration

Dozens of behavioral health organizations are urging Congress to expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid demonstration, which is set to expire May 22. In a letter released Tuesday, 60 stakeholders asked lawmakers to extend the demonstration for the eight states currently participating and expand the program to nearly a dozen more states. […]

In the Pipeline: Banner Health Opens New Clinic; Providers Prep for Groundbreakings

Opened Banner Health opens new Colorado unit Phoenix-based health care nonprofit Banner Health has opened a new behavioral health unit in Loveland, Colorado, in the northern part of the state. The 17-bed outpatient facility, which serves adults ages 55 and older, is located at McKee Medical Center on the hospital’s second floor. McKee is also […]

Boulder Care Announces $10.5M in Series A Funding

Boulder Care, a digital startup that coordinates treatment services for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD), has announced $10.5 million in Series A funding. In a blog post last week on Medium, Boulder co-founder and CEO Stephanie Papes announced the funding and that the company has enlisted Greycroft Partners and Tusk Ventures to provide […]

Transactions & Financings: Mystery Provider Signs Lease on New Headquarters; Autism Acquisitions

Acorn Health acquires Autism University Autism Services of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health company based in Traverse City, is joining forces with another Wolverine State provider, Macomb-based Autism University. Under the deal, Autism University will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acorn Health. Financial terms were not disclosed. Acorn Health operates five autism services companies specializing […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment Provider Shortage Hitting Rural Areas Hardest

Providers might have an easier time than in years past when it comes to getting approval to offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals dealing with opioid addiction. Nonetheless, geographical barriers remain a significant impediment to those services being dispensed on a wider scale, especially in rural communities. These are the findings of a new report […]

In the Pipeline: New Mental Health VA Clinic; Detox Center Gets Green Light

Opened Eleanor Health opens new North Carolina center Waltham, Massachusetts-based Eleanor Health, a provider of addiction treatment services for opioids and other substances, recently opened its fourth North Carolina location in Hickory. The new location will provide services both at its outpatient facility and in patients’ homes. Six more Eleanor locations are planned in North […]

Behavioral Health Provider Saves Over $9.2 Million With Jail Diversion Program

An innovative mental health-focused jail diversion program is saving one county millions of dollars and garnering national attention. The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the community behavioral health provider leading the charge. “This is targeted toward those individuals that have a history of mental health issues [whose nonviolent] crimes somehow had a […]