Coronavirus Could Speed Shift to Value-Based Behavioral Reimbursement

Study after study has shown that behavioral health treatment leads to better overall health outcomes and lower total care costs. But typical fee-for-service reimbursement models don’t account for services’ long-term impact.  As such, most behavioral health providers grapple with meager reimbursement rates and slim margins. But the coronavirus could finally change that, mainstreaming value-based care […]

Hazelden Betty Ford’s VP of Business Development: Telehealth Will Fuel Most of Our Future Growth

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation bills itself as the largest nonprofit substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider in the country, with 17 locations and counting, in addition to a slew of other business arms focused on topics such as addiction education, research and publishing. Next up, the organization has its sights set on achieving national scale […]

SUD Providers Could Face Financial Failure in 2021, Industry Executives Predict

The COVID-19 emergency has only exacerbated the nation’s substance use disorder (SUD) crisis, which was already a national emergency in and of itself. Amid the coronavirus, overdose deaths have spiked, with the nation seeing about a 10% increase in fatalities in the first three months of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Hazelden Betty Ford Pursues Creative Growth Avenues, ‘Entrepreneurial Philanthropy’

As the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation continues on its quest to expand access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, the nonprofit is leaning into relatively new growth strategies and fundraising tactics. Specifically, it’s looking to pursue strategic deals and partnerships, while also taking a page out of private equity’s book by applying the PE model […]

Pipeline: Hazelden Betty Ford Grows Virtual Footprint; Caravel’s Imagine Expanding

Caravel’s Imagine opens new center Imagine, a Caravel Autism Health company, has announced plans to open a new center in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Founded in 2011 and based in the Pacific Northwest, Imagine provides diagnostic and treatment services to children with autism. It currently has about half a dozen locations across Idaho and Washington state. […]

Addiction Alliance of Georgia Attacks SUDs from Every Angle with Unique Community-Based Model

A new partnership aims to attack substance use disorders (SUDs) from all angles and serve as a reimagined example of addiction treatment in America. Addiction Alliance of Georgia (AAG) is the recently formed organization tasked with making it happen. AAG was created earlier this year as the result of a partnership between the nonprofit SUD […]

Hazelden Betty Ford, Emory Healthcare Partner to Create Addiction Alliance of Georgia

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a large nonprofit substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider, has teamed up with Emory Healthcare, the largest health care system in the state of Georgia, to tackle addiction in the Peach State. The two organizations have partnered to create the Addiction Alliance of Georgia, which will focus on providing SUD […]

Hazelden Betty Ford CEO to Retire in 2021

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation CEO Mark Mishek has announced he will retire next year.  Created as a result of a merger between Hazelden Foundation and Betty Ford Center, the organization dubs itself as the largest nonprofit substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider in the country. It has 17 locations nationwide, offering both inpatient and outpatient […]