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  1. The insurers most frequently accepted by behavioral providers

    Around 3 in 4 private practice mental health professionals accepted some form of insurance in 2023, according to Heard's annual report on the financial status of private practice. 
  2. 5 behavioral health sites shutter

    Several hospitals are planning to close behavioral health units, and other freestanding behavioral health hospitals have announced plans to close. 
  3. FDA clears 1st prescription app for depression

    The FDA cleared the first prescription digital therapeutic app for major depressive disorder.

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  1. $357M Texas psychiatric hospital opens

    The San Antonio State Hospital's $357 million replacement facility has opened. 
  2. 12 new behavioral health sites to know

    Several new behavioral health treatment centers have opened in recent weeks, and several other multimillion-dollar projects are underway. 
  3. Behavioral telehealth extension will have to wait

    Any action to extend telehealth flexibilities from behavioral health will likely wait until the end of the year, KFF Health News reported April 10. 
  4. CMS finalizes behavioral health network requirements for Medicare Advantage

    CMS finalized new rules requiring Medicare Advantage plans to maintain adequate numbers of outpatient behavioral health providers in their networks. 

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  1. California health system to close inpatient behavioral unit

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health will close its inpatient behavioral unit while a new facility is being constructed, The San-Diego Union Tribune reported April 4. 
  2. HCA strikes referral deal with Talkiatry

    Primary and urgent care providers at HCA Healthcare can now refer patients to Talkiatry psychiatrists through HCA's EMR. 
  3. Psychiatrist pay, state by state

    Although the average annual salary among psychiatrists in the U.S. in 2023 was $256,930, that figure can vary by up to $206,110 depending on the state one practices in.
  4. 5 most challenging requirements for behavioral health providers: Joint Commission

    Behavioral health providers commonly fell short on Joint Commission safety standards to prevent suicide in 2023. 

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  1. Acadia names chief medical officer

    Acadia Healthcare has appointed Stephanie Eken, MD, as chief medical officer. 
  2. Dire shortage of behavioral health providers in Medicare, Medicaid: OIG

    There aren't enough behavioral health providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid networks, HHS' Office of Inspector General said in a new report. 
  3. Anxiety tops list of reasons employees seek mental healthcare

    Twenty-four percent of employees who received mental healthcare in 2023 did so for issues with anxiety, according to a survey by employee assistance provider ComPsych.
  4. Take a stewardship approach to the opioid crisis, Mayo Clinic leader says

    The healthcare industry is at the center of the opioid epidemic, and a strategic approach across the field can be the key to addressing it, Holly Geyer, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona's opioid stewardship chair said.
  5. Acadia, Uber Health partner

    Acadia Healthcare will partner with Uber Health to provide patients with transportation to Acadia's comprehensive treatment centers. 
  6. CMS to add depression screenings to Medicare Advantage star ratings

    CMS is adding two new measures to the 2026 Medicare Advantage Star ratings display page based on the 2024 measurement year.
  7. UHS to challenge $535M verdict in negligence lawsuit

    A jury ordered a subsidiary of Universal Health Services to pay $535 million in damages in a negligence case. 
  8. Mental health urgent care sites pop up everywhere

    More than 20 mental health urgent care centers have opened in the past year, The Wall Street Journal reported April 1. 
  9. CMS proposes bump for inpatient psychiatric Medicare payments

    Inpatient psychiatric facilities could see $70 million more in Medicare payments in 2025. 

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