CM Counsel Management LLC Forms a Strategic Partnership with Savia Community Counseling Services LLC, an In-Home and Community Health Services Provider

CM Counsel Management LLC, a leading outpatient behavioral health platform, announces its strategic partnership with Savia Community Counseling Services LLC (hereinafter “Savia”), a provider of in-home behavioral healthcare services in New Jersey. Savia is noted for its Intensive In-home Counseling (IIC), a community-based intervention that provides behavioral health treatment services to children and families. Savia, with headquarters in Lodi, New Jersey, provides services to families in New Jersey’s Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties.

Community Psychiatry Acquires Harbor Psychologist

Community Psychiatry Management, LLC, a leading independent US provider of outpatient behavioral health services, announced Tuesday the acquisition of Harbor Psychologist, Inc., a respected psychiatric and psychological services provider serving the Lakewood and greater Long Beach, California area. Harbor Psychologist specializes in providing a full range of psychiatric and psychological services to adults and children. With the acquisition of Harbor Psychologist, Community Psychiatry welcomes four psychiatrists, six psychologists and eight licensed therapists to its team of more than 150 mental health care providers.

Seaside Leverages Home-Based Medicaid Model, Sets Sights on Five-Fold Growth

Today, Seaside Healthcare, backed by PE firm Pharos Capital, operates more than 60 programs across Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Virginia, providing psychiatric care, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and dual diagnosis services. Seaside has kicked off 2021 on an active note, announcing in early January the acquisition of two Virginia behavioral health providers, marking the company’s entry into the state. To learn more, Behavioral Health Business recently connected with CEO Franklin Roemer, who provided insights into Seaside’s aggressive growth goals, what it looks for in acquisition targets, why it’s so bullish on Medicaid home-based care and more.

Children’s Mental Healthcare Needs Skyrocket during Pandemic

The COVID-19 the pandemic has had a significant impact on demand for pediatric mental healthcare services, as insurance claims for such conditions doubled in 2020, according to a new study. Between March and April 2020, total mental health claims for children ages 13 and 18 doubled compared to 2019, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the not-for-profit, transparency advocacy group FAIR Health.

New California Law Makes It Easier to Get Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

In making coverage decisions about mental health and addiction treatment, insurers frequently use “their own kind of black box criteria, not knowable to enrollees and not consistent with standards of care,” says Julie Snyder, director of government affairs at the Steinberg Institute, a Sacramento-based mental health policy and advocacy group. A California law that took effect Jan. 1, SB-855, should make it much harder for state-regulated commercial health plans to do so. It requires them to use nationally recognized clinical standards established by nonprofit associations of clinical specialists to determine which mental health and addiction treatments they’ll cover — and for how long.

Unlocking Whole Person Care through Behavioral Health

In its publication, “A holistic approach for the US behavioral health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic,” McKinsey highlighted four potential actions healthcare leaders can consider to address related behavioral health challenges. Now, McKinsey examines how those actions could be coupled with efforts to promote access to care, improve patient outcomes and experience, increase affordability, and drive net savings in healthcare costs through whole person care.

Core One Labs Finalizes Deal to Acquire Ketamine Infusions Centers of Texas, Entering the US Market for Psychedelic Treatments

Core One Labs Inc. (the “Company” or “Core One”) a research and technology company focused in life sciences and on bringing psychedelic medicines to market through novel delivery systems and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire (the “Transaction”) Ketamine Infusion Centers of Texas Inc. (KICT), a US based health and wellness Ketamine Clinic. The Transaction is the first health and wellness operation for the Company in the United States. The acquisition of KICT allows the company to establish a roster of patients in Texas for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy utilizing its novel delivery system and API grade psilocybin, upon legalization.

LEARN Behavioral Partners with Indiana-Based Behavior Analysis Center for Autism

LEARN Behavioral, which specializes in the tailored treatment of children and young adults with autism based on contemporary, family-focused Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, announced the acquisition of the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA)—a highly respected provider of ABA services to the autism community throughout Indiana. BACA was co-founded by Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, who studied under the late Jack L. Michael, Ph.D., a former psychologist and professor at Western Michigan University who is widely regarded as a seminal figure in the development of ABA therapy.

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 once and for all.

CentralReach Set to Disrupt Behavioral Health Software Market with Acquisition of avail®

CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions that enable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related behavioral health practices to deliver quality autism care for superior outcomes, announced Tuesday the acquisition of Irish-based Avail Support Limited, an award-winning provider of evidence-based digital content management and data collection solutions serving the education, employment support services, and adult transition services markets.