Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Private equity-backed firm picks up Texas clinic

    ABA Connect has acquired ABA Therapy of Houston, expanding its network to 12 centers in Texas and Colorado. 
  2. $18M crisis center planned in Pennsylvania

    Montgomery County, Pa., plans to open a $18 million mental health crisis care center in 2025. 
  3. Behavioral health spending still climbing

    Behavioral health spending is one factor that will drive the highest commercial health spending growth in 13 years, according to a report from PwC. 

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  1. Cedars-Sinai's virtual therapist is 'shockingly good'

    Technology developed by Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai clinicians can immerse users in conversational therapy beside the beach or in the forest from their living room. 
  2. Teladoc introduces pediatric mental health services

    Teladoc Health will offer mental health services for children and adolescents through a partnership with Brightline.
  3. Texas behavioral health center closes

     Helping Others Take Initiative, a mental health clinic for individuals with disabilities in Waco, Texas, will close Aug. 31, ABC affiliate KXXV reported July 18.
  4. EDCare names medical director

    Denver-based eating disorder treatment program provider EDCare appointed Mark Allen, MD, its medical director of psychiatry.

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  1. 2 trends exciting mental health chief medical officers

    Becker's connected with two physician leaders in the mental healthcare sector to find out what industry developments they are watching. 
  2. Headspace names former DoorDash, YouTube exec as CEO

    Digital mental health company Headspace has named Tom Pickett as CEO. 
  3. California makes $3.3B available for mental health

    California has made $3.3 billion in funding available for mental health treatment sites. 
  4. 988 has fielded more than 10M calls in 2 years

    In the first two years, 988 has fielded more than 10 million calls, texts and chat messages, The New York Times reported July 16.

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  1. Joint Commission revises 'restraint' definition

    The Joint Commission is updating its accreditation manual for behavioral health and human services providers to include an updated definition of "restraint," among other changes. 
  2. A CMO's key tenets to successful mental healthcare

    Since taking the helm in January 2024 as chief medical officer at LifeStance Health, one of the largest behavioral health providers and clinic networks in the U.S., Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, has only solidified the company's position as a national leader in mental healthcare.
  3. Top 7 hospitals for psychiatry in 2024: US News

    Massachusetts General Hospital was top-ranked on U.S. News and World Report's list of the best hospitals for psychiatry in 2024. 
  4. Texas behavioral health providers form association

    A group of freestanding behavioral health systems have formed the Texas Association of Behavioral Health Systems. 
  5. Biden administration launches multistate social worker compact initiative

    HHS will put $2.5 million toward developing a multistate social worker license compact. 
  6. Illinois becomes 1st state to ban prior authorization for inpatient behavioral care

    Illinois will ban prior authorization for inpatient mental health treatment. 
  7. Mental health startup gets $2.3B valuation

    Headway, a startup that connects patients to therapists, is valued at $2.3 billion, Bloomberg reported July 11. 
  8. Digital mental health therapies could score Medicare reimbursement

    CMS is proposing Medicare reimbursement for FDA-approved digital behavioral therapies. 
  9. ThedaCare opens new behavioral clinic

    Neenah, Wisc.-based ThedaCare has opened a new behavioral health clinic in Waupaca, Wisc. 

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