SUD Treatment Providers Embrace Alternative Payment Models, Ditch Fee-For-Service

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! Fee-for-service reimbursement models have contributed to a fragmented behavioral health industry. Substance use disorder (SUD) providers are set to evolve current reimbursement models to alternative payment systems in 2024. Alternative payment models, which include risk-bearing, bundled payments and shared savings, offer a brighter […]

Bipartisan Support Means Substance Use Disorder Providers Are Immune to Election-Year Turmoil

Election years can be a tumultuous time for behavioral health providers, with policy priorities set to change with the potential transition of power. The substance use disorder (SUD) treatment industry can not only expect to be exempt from this turmoil but also enjoy more robust support from federal and state governments this year. Election cycles […]

Converting Facilities From Skilled Nursing to Behavioral Health May Save Money, Time

When it comes to creating new behavioral health facilities, buying used may be a better bet than building new. Adaptive reuse conversions involve transforming buildings previously used for another purpose into behavioral health facilities. An increasing portion of the facilities adapted to behavioral health uses are skilled nursing facilities (SNF) or assisted living facilities. If […]

Recovery Centers of America Names Former-Sevita Executive Brett Cohen CEO

Recovery Centers of America has named former-Sevita executive Brett Cohen its next CEO. Former-CEO Brian O’Neill, who founded the company in 2014, will transition to a board member role.  Before joining Recovery Centers of America, Cohen served as the chief operating officer of the intellectual and developmental disabilities services organization Sevita, which employs over 40,000 […]

Pinnacle Treatment Centers Acquires 4 Facilities from Recovery Centers of America

Addiction treatment provider Pinnacle Treatment Centers has acquired four outpatient opioid addiction treatment centers from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based Recovery Centers of America. Mt. Laurel, New Jersey-based Pinnacle Treatment Centers continues to grow via M&A and de novo openings. Three of the four newly acquired centers operate in New Jersey — in Trenton, Somerdale and […]

Recovery Centers of America Acquires Adolescent & Young Adult Advocates

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based Recovery Centers of America has acquired the mental health and addiction treatment provider Adolescent & Young Adult Advocates. Recovery Centers of America said the acquisition will help the company address early-stage addiction in outpatient settings. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Adolescent & Young Adult Advocates is based in […]

Recovery Centers of America Hires Aetna Vet to Lead Mental Health Expansion

Recovery Centers of America hired two new executives to lead its expanding mental health services business. On Tuesday, the King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based addiction treatment center provider named Dr. Hyong Un as chief medical officer and Dr. Peter Vernig as vice president of mental health services, according to a news release. The addiction-focused provider is […]

WellStone Part of Growing Trend of Behavioral Health Providers Moving Toward Value-Based Care

As health care continues to move more in the direction of value-based care, there is seemingly increased recognition among providers that either they get on board with the transition to measurement-based outcomes for patients or get left behind. Scourges like the pandemic and the substance use disorder epidemic have resulted in a surge in demand […]

Owl Health Chosen by RCA for Patient Outcomes Measurement Platform

Cloud-based behavioral health company Owl Health announced a partnership Monday with the Recovery Centers of America (RCA), where it will provide its measurement-based care (MBC) platform to the treatment operator. The MBC platform contains a library of over 250 evidence-based measures, with collected data used by providers to assess clinical outcomes of patients being treated […]

SUD Treatment Providers Split on Buprenorphine Flexibilities Nixed by Biden

At Landmark Recovery’s nine inpatient recovery centers across the U.S., patients battling opioid use disorder (OUD) only get access to buprenorphine for short stints, usually as a detox medication. But Senior Medical Director Melvin Pohl would like to start offering the drug as part of long-term treatment, with patients being referred to community providers who […]