‘There’s Not a Business Case’: Lack of Parity Hinders Transition to Value-Based Care

Value-based care and parity go hand-in-hand as the behavioral health industry continues to evolve beyond the fee-for-service paradigm. The interrelatedness of the two concepts often means that progress on one indirectly impacts the other. Moving toward either comes with several hurdles that require cash to fuel efforts to surmount them. Where things stand now, patients […]

For-Profit vs. Nonprofit: Factors Driving Behavioral Health Provider Growth Strategies

The distribution of for-profit and nonprofit behavioral health organizations varies widely across the U.S. Some states have high percentages of for-profit providers, such as North Carolina, with 51%. In contrast, others, like North Dakota, rely almost exclusively on nonprofit and government-operated organizations. Regulatory, economic and demographic factors may explain differences in for-profit and nonprofit provider […]

What Will Define Year-End Behavioral Health Parity Efforts in Congress

Behavioral health parity continues to be a key priority in congressional legislation. And it’s possible that new legislation could pass out of Congress before the end of the year. Leading into the lame-duck session, payers and care providers have called for clarity around parity, continuing a legal and legislative quest that stretches back to the […]

4 Behavioral Health Legislation Trends to Watch

This session of Congress is heading toward its close — and several points of behavioral health legislation are still not resolved. Parity, workforce and telehealth regulations are some of the most pressing issues for stakeholders heading into 2023. A number of mental health bills are still on the table as well. But as the clock […]

Pipeline: Oceans Enters JV to Build Behavioral Hospital; New SUD Treatment Center Openings

Oceans Healthcare enters JV to build new behavioral hospital Oceans Healthcare has entered into a joint venture (JV) partnership to build a behavioral health hospital in south central Oklahoma. Oceans is teaming up with Norman Regional Health System for the project. Together, the pair will construct Behavioral Health Porter Village, a 48-bed hospital expected to […]

Movers & Shakers: Talkiatry Adds New Chief Technology Officer; Centerstone Hires Regional Execs

Talkiatry welcomes new chief technology officer The technology-driven behavioral health company Talkaitry has named Jared Camins as its chief technology officer. Camins arrives at Talkiatry from the hearing loss treatment company Lively, where he was its lead software engineer. He has also previously held tech positions with the health care companies Cityblock Health, Zocdoc and […]

Movers & Shakers: Centerstone’s New CEO Hire; C-Suite Additions at Spring Health, Hurdle

Hurdle fills VP, C-suite positions Digital mental health provider Hurdle has hired Krystle Herbert as its vice president of clinical affairs. In the role, Herbert will be responsible for overseeing and supporting clinical operations, clinical policy development and compliance, as well as clinical quality care and organizational scaling efforts. Herbert was most recently the COO […]

Centerstone Launches Simulation Training Institute to Professionalize Behavioral Health, Improve Patient Care

Centerstone has launched a new simulation training center for community-based behavioral health professionals, with the goal being to further professionalize the industry and better prepare clinicians for the job. Currently, the not-for-profit behavioral health system is only deploying the program internally and on a contract basis, but it plans to roll out a larger commercialization […]

From Consolidation to Innovation, Behavioral Health Executives Share Their 2021 Predictions

In 2020, the COVID-19 emergency turned the behavioral health industry upside down, impacting everything from reimbursement and revenues to service delivery and demand itself. In the year ahead, the coronavirus will continue to shape the behavioral space. As such, behavioral health executives predict that technology and consolidation will take center stage in 2021. At the […]