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  1. Moda, Spring Health partner to bring value-based care to members

    Spring Health is incorporating Moda Health's patient care monitoring platform with the intention of bringing measurable mental healthcare to its global coverage network.
  2. HHS pledges another $15M to community-based behavioral healthcare groups

    HHS put an additional $15 million worth of grants to support community behavioral health centers on the heels of a $296.2 investment it pledged in September. 
  3. CirrusMD selects Jamie Hall to lead virtual care platform

    Jamie Hall was selected as the next CEO of CirrusMD, a multispecialty virtual healthcare company based in Denver.

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  1. Virtual behavioral healthcare coordination company NeuroFlow secures $25M investment

    NeuroFlow secured $25 million in growth capital for its platform for providers that streamlines the process of identifying, triaging and treating individuals with mental health issues.
  2. Female physician specialists make 30.9% less than male counterparts: report

    Although 42 percent of psychiatrists are female, the average salary of female specialists in 2022 is $307,000, whereas men in the field make on average $402,000, according to data published Oct. 14 by Medscape.
  3. US doles out $340M to combat substance abuse, overdoses

    In the wake of a 15 percent increase in overdose deaths in 2021, the Justice Department committed more than $340 million to substance use and overdose prevention resources.
  4. West Virginia gets $4.7M for behavioral healthcare

    The Senate Appropriations Committee secured $4,678,044 to support behavioral healthcare in West Virginia.

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  1. Organizations push to prioritize youth mental health: What to know

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association on Oct. 11 sent a letter to the White House stressing the need to prioritize children's mental health in the U.S.
  2. Psychiatrist salary by practice setting: Hospital, private practice and more

    Psychiatrist salary can be affected by many factors, including age, location and practice setting. 
  3. UnitedHealth, Active Minds form $3M partnership to combat youth mental health crisis

    UnitedHealth Group's philanthropic foundation put $3 million into a three-year partnership with Active Minds to promote mental health awareness and education among young adults. 
  4. 7 steps for mental health startups to rebuild trust

    Digital mental health companies are struggling to rebuild trust with patients after a series of scandals. Cerebral was the subject of multiple federal probes from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, whose investigation into possible overprescription of stimulants resulted in the replacement of its CEO.

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  1. Families allege children were sexually abused at Alaska psych hospital

    Two Alaska families allege their children were sexually abused at the Anchorage, Alaska-based North Star Hospital after inadequate staff supervision, the Anchorage Daily News reported Oct. 11.
  2. Santa Barbara mental health department paying $28M to settle false billing, whistleblower retaliation charges

    Santa Barbara (Calif.) County administrators agreed to pay $28 million to settle complaints filed by the Department of Justice, including allegations of false billing and whistleblower retaliation, the Santa Barbara Independent reported Oct. 14. 
  3. Justice Department puts $483K toward mental healthcare in Washington jail

    The Justice Department granted $483,552 to the sheriff's office in Ellensburg, Wash., to improve mental health services at the Kittitas County jail, according to an Oct. 11 news release. 
  4. Brave Health, FOLX Health raise $70M: What to know

    Virtual mental health platforms Brave Health and FOLX Health raised $40 million and $30 million, respectively, in recent funding rounds.
  5. Average cost of a mental health consult in 5 US regions

    A recent increase in suicides and a "critically high" rate of untreated depression in the U.S. has made access to affordable mental health treatment a top priority for many Americans.
  6. West Virginia named least-happy state: worst physical, mental health and more

    West Virginia was found to be the least-happy state through a comparison of each state conducted in September by marketing agency Top Data. 
  7. Phillips ambient behavioral health treatment rooms win award

    Global health technology company Phillips earned a Touchstone Award from the Center for Health Design for its Ambient Experience behavioral health rooms.
  8. Philadelphia behavioral health system opens provider network

    Community Behavioral Health is looking for providers to join its network in Philadelphia. 
  9. Alleva raises $12M to expand behavioral health EMR

    Alleva's EMR software catered to behavioral health providers raised $12 million in series A funding.

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