SUD Providers Using Bundled-Payment Approach to Leverage Peer Support Models

Certified peer support specialists are quickly becoming an essential part of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in the United States. Having gone through the recovery process successfully, peer support workers are driven to help others facing similar hardships in their lives. Addiction rehabilitation centers are now relying more on that connection and experience to create […]

SUD Executive Forecast: Regulation, Primary Care Integration, ‘Clash with Payers’ Will Shape 2024

Despite the strong growth potential in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment space, providers faced stiff headwinds in 2023, including rising patient acuity, access obstacles and shifting regulatory frameworks. Some of these challenges will continue to present problems for SUD treatment providers in 2024, but the new year will also bring significant opportunities, industry insiders […]

In-Home Addiction Treatment Provider Aware Recovery Care Has ‘Barely Scratched the Surface’ of Potential Services

Aware Recovery Care CEO Brian Holzer is focused on quality over quantity. Under his direction, the in-home addiction recovery provider has prioritized increasing its density of services instead of expanding its footprint. Aware’s in-home addiction care model, now offered in 11 states, is unusual in a landscape of in-center or virtual offerings. The Wallingford, Connecticut-based […]

Podcast: Brian Holzer, CEO, Aware Recovery Care

The 2nd episode of the Behavioral Health Business Perspectives podcast is now available! For this episode of BHB Perspectives, we caught up with Brian Holzer, the CEO of Aware Recovery Care. During the conversation, Holzer discussed his post-acute care background, the evolution of the behavioral health landscape, Aware’s one-of-a-kind model and more. Listen to this […]

Addiction Treatment Providers to Watch in 2023 and Beyond

Within the behavioral health sector, it has been a bumpy 12 months for autism treatment providers. But it’s turning out to be somewhat of a tumultuous year for those in the substance use disorder (SUD) space as well. SUD dealmaking fell below pre-pandemic levels in Q1, according to a recent report by M&A advisory firm […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Names Growth, Strategy Exec; Equip Hires First President

Equip hires its first president Equip, a virtual, evidence-based eating disorder treatment company, appointed Nikia Bergan as its first-ever president. Bergan will report to co-founder and CEO Kristina Saffran and serve as an observer on the Equip board of directors. For nearly 20 years, Bergan worked at the Advisory Board Company, part of Optum. Optum […]

Substance Use Disorder Executive Outlook: Plan for Economic Pressures, Regulatory Turmoil

In 2023, substance use disorder (SUD) executives forecast retaining and recruiting challenges, more modality flexibility, deeper adoption of data and value-based care and shifting regulatory frameworks. Behavioral Health Business reached out to top executives in the substance use disorder space to get their insights on two key questions — What will be the defining market […]