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  1. Illinois county dedicates $14M to behavioral health interventions

    The Cook County (Ill.) Department of Health will award $14 million in grants over four years to expand mental health treatment and substance use prevention treatment.
  2. 8 behavioral health payer updates

    In the last 60 days, Becker's has reported on payers expanding their behavioral health offerings, and on their executives being tapped for roles in behavioral organizations.
  3. Virginia behavioral center owner gets 7 years in prison for billing fraud

    A Virginia behavioral health center owner was sentenced to seven years in prison for orchestrating a $2.2 million billing fraud scheme., the Justice Department said Oct. 25.

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  1. 7 young leaders making waves in mental health

    As rates of untreated depression hit "critically high" levels, organizations are pushing for mental health resources to be made a national priority. 
  2. Why the behavioral health industry needs to shift focus, per Dr. John Walkup

    John Walkup, MD, chair of the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, presents the case for prioritizing the treatment and understanding of anxiety disorders.
  3. Psychiatrist starting pay up 7% since 2021

    The average starting salary for psychiatrists increased 7 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  4. Illinois psychologist convicted of Medicare fraud

    Renato Duarte, a licensed psychologist in Illinois, was convicted of four counts of healthcare fraud in federal court for submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for psychotherapy services he never provided.

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  1. Centerstone patient safety organization certified by federal agency

    National nonprofit mental health and addiction treatment system Centerstone's component patient safety organization was federally certified for the safety and quality of care it provides. 
  2. NYC Health expands youth psychiatric emergency program

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue opened its renovated Children's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program area at its hospital in New York City.
  3. ARC Health acquires The Ross Center

    National mental health organization ARC Health partnered with The Ross Center, a mental health group serving areas on the East Coast.
  4. Pinterest offering free mental health resources to content creators

    Pinterest is partnering with behavioral health app Headspace to offer its content creators a free six-month Headspace subscription.

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  1. 5 recent payer moves in behavioral health

    Health insurance companies have invested millions of dollars in behavioral health programs and technologies recently.
  2. Reimbursement parity, hybrid care among top issues for behavioral health leaders

    Behavioral health leaders have recently spoken with Becker's about issues including value-based care and reimbursements.
  3. Headway brings tech-based mental health care coordination to Californians

    Headway, a company that uses technology to connect people to in-network mental healthcare services, expanded its provider network to California. 
  4. 2nd Cohen mental health clinic for veterans, active duty opens in Southern California

    The Cohen Veteran Network opened a new mental health clinic in Oceanside, Calif., The Coast News reported Oct. 19.
  5. America's 10 unhappiest states

    West Virginia is the least happy state in the U.S., according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub. 
  6. Amerigroup launches mental health programs at 850+ Texas schools

    Texas-based healthcare benefit coordinator Amerigroup partnered with education infrastructure company Everfi to launch mental health and wellness courses at middle and high schools across the state. 
  7. Arizona gets $9M for youth mental health services

    Arizona's Department of Education will use $9 million to provide behavioral health services to traditionally underserved children in Maricopa and Pinal counties. 
  8. 3 organizations put $5.9M to behavioral health resources: What to know

    UnitedHealthcare, the Fox Rock Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation gave a total of $5.98 million to multiple behavioral health organizations in three states.
  9. What to know about Acadia Healthcare

    With the behavioral health market value projected to hit $66 billion by 2031, here is a look into Acadia Healthcare, one of the largest behavioral health companies in the U.S.

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