Telehealth May be Effective Way for Pregnant People with OUD to Stay in Treatment

Telehealth treatment may be an effective way for pregnant individuals to continue medication-assisted-treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). A new analysis by Workit Health, a virtual addiction treatment provider, that was published in JAMA, examined the electronic health record (EHR) data of pregnant patients who identified as having an OUD and were receiving MAT.  […]

Workit Health Focused on Deepening Payer Relationships, Enhancing Offerings in 2024

For years, University of Michigan alumni Robin McIntosh and Lisa McLaughlin, both in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD), observed the challenges in America’s broken addiction treatment system. Then, in 2015, fueled by a desire for a low-stigma, accessible solution, they founded Workit Health, a virtual SUD treatment provider. “Going through the experience […]

‘They Won’t Rip Telehealth Away’: Digital Behavioral Health Companies Prepare for Industry-Shaping DEA Decision

November is fast approaching, and with it comes the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) proposed rule on telehealth and controlled substance prescribing. After a six-month delay, the federal law enforcement and regulatory body will release regulations that will shape the future of telehealth within behavioral health in the post-COVID era. It also has the potential to […]

Virtual Addiction Treatment Providers Go Brick-and-Mortar with DEA Changes Looming

The proposed telehealth-prescribing rules from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) could require digital addiction providers to fundamentally change their business model and limit patient access to virtual addiction treatment.  These new rules will likely hit patients with the least access to status quo treatment models the hardest, especially for access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). “Roughly […]

Virtual SUD Provider Workit Lays Off 100 Employees in Anticipation of DEA Crackdown

Virtual substance use disorder provider Workit Health has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 100 employees as a result of Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) new proposal that would effectively undue controlled substance prescribing via telehealth. Workit, like many telehealth companies focused on treating substance use disorder, prescribes medication assisted treatment virtually. The new DEA […]

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 […]

UPMC Sees Virtual Behavioral Health Surge from Patients With Commercial Insurance, Sees Opportunity for MAT Services

More people are comfortable using telehealth as behavioral health services utilization has taken off from commercially-insured patients, according to one major health system. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), whose provider network encompasses 140 hospitals throughout Pennsylvania – as well as in parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland – said its behavioral health volume […]

SUD Treatment Platform Workit Health Raises $118M in Series C Round

Workit Health, a digital provider of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, has raised $118 million in Series C funding. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company announced Thursday the results of the round, which was led by Insight Partners. Additional participants in the round included CVS Health Ventures, FirstMark Capital, BCBS Venture Fund and 3L Capital. Founded […]

Virtual SUD Treatment Startup Workit Health Raises $12M

Workit Health, a virtual rehab startup, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. That brings the telemedicine company’s total funding raised up to $20 million, according to the fundraising tracker website Crunchbase.  FirstMark Capital led the investment round. Lux Capital, GingerBread Capital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Venture Partners also participated, as did […]