The Risk In Behavioral Health Integration When ‘It’s Not Top of Mind’ For Providers

Behavioral Health integration can be challenging in the current health care ecosystem. Health care organizations must continue to drive awareness of integrated care models, or referrals to behavioral health services will drop even in settings where behavioral health services are a part of primary care, Andrew Bertagnolli, national director of virtual behavioral health services at […]

How ACOs Are Integrating Behavioral Health Services

Many Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are eyeing behavioral health integration to drive down the cost of care, boost accessibility and improve overall health outcomes. ACOs work outside the traditional fee-for-service model. Instead, provider reimbursement is tied to the quality of care and overall spending reduction. While several studies have documented the impacts of behavioral health […]

Bicycle Health’s New COO Bringing Brick-and-Mortar Experience, Scale Mindset to Virtual SUD Provider

Boston-based Bicycle Health has named a new C-suite executive with over a decade of experience driving clinic-based operations to lead the company through its next growth phase. Earlier this week, the virtual opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment company hired former One Medical executive Amy Finney as its chief operating officer. She held different roles at One […]

Acadia Healthcare Adds to C-Suite; Bicycle Nabs One Medical Vet for COO Role

Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. names new C-suite member Franklin, Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHC) named Judith Scimone its chief human resources officer. She will report to company CEO Chris Hunter. In her new role, she is tasked with developing and advancing Acadia Healthcare’s people strategy and helping it become the “premier employer of […]

The Deals that Defined Behavioral Health Investment in 2022

Dealmaking has made behavioral health one of the most interesting segments of the health care sector. And 2022 was no exception even after a historic 2021. Behavioral Health Business has identified a handful of deals that caught our eye as we look back at the year that was 2022. Not all of them are big-dollar […]

What Amazon’s $3.9B Acquisition of One Medical Means for Behavioral Health

Retail giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is furthering its foothold in health care with the acquisition of hybrid primary care provider One Medical (Nasdaq: ONEM) for $3.9 billion. The San Francisco-based health provider will bring to the table its virtual and in-person care capabilities. This acquisition not only gives Amazon more primary care resources, but also […]

One Medical Adds Mental Well-Being Service to Hybrid Value-Based Care Offering

One Medical (Nasdaq: ONEM) seeks to woo potential payer and employer clients by expanding its behavioral health offering. Executives with the San Francisco-based hybrid primary care provider said the new behavioral health offering it rolled out in the first quarter — Healthy Mind — deepens its capabilities in value-based care. This, along with additional chronic […]

Oscar Health, One Medical Execs: Regulatory Changes Necessary to Close Behavioral Health Care Gaps

Behavioral health is in higher demand than ever before, with the pandemic, an economic downturn and social unrest causing nationwide spikes in anxiety and depression. Amid the chaos, one bright spot has emerged: Regulatory flexibilities have made telehealth services commonplace, giving behavioral health providers another tool to treat patients who might otherwise be unable to […]