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  1. University Hospitals names behavioral health director

    Jeanne Lackamp, MD, has been named director of the University Hospitals Behavioral Health Institute, in addition to appointments as psychiatrist in chief and chair of the department of psychiatry for UH.
  2. Behavioral health private equity activity declined in 2023

    Overall healthcare-focused private equity activity saw a 16.2% year-over-year decrease in 2023, according to PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" published Feb. 8.
  3. Acadia plans 144-bed Florida hospital

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare purchased $9 million worth of land in St. Johns, Fla., with plans to build a 144-bed hospital, the Jacksonville Daily Record reported Feb. 13. 

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  1. Mental health services administrator gets prison for fraud

    A program administrator for a Washington, D.C.-based mental health services provider was sentenced to five years in prison for a Medicaid fraud scheme.  
  2. Interagency Council on Homelessness meets on mental health

    The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness met this month to discuss the intersectional needs of homeless people experiencing mental health and substance use disorders.
  3. WellSpan partners with virtual care company to expand behavioral health services

    WellSpan Health has formed a partnership with virtual care company KeyCare to expand into virtual behavioral health and primary care services.
  4. New Jersey seizes $6.4M from estate of mental health clinic CEO

    New Jersey seized $6.4 million in assets from the estate of the deceased owner of several mental health clinics who allegedly submitted thousands of false claims to Medicaid. 

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  1. Investors throwing money at behavioral health

    Healthcare analysts and CEOs are turning attention to behavioral health for investments in 2024, the Nashville Business Journal reported Feb. 9. 
  2. 5 behavioral health regulatory updates to know

    HHS is introducing new flexibilities designed to make telehealth treatment for opioid use disorder easier to access and adding new rules aimed at improving confidentiality. 
  3. Some Americans face social, economic barriers to telebehavioral health

    Although outpatient mental health visits on the whole have increased post-pandemic, participation in in-person and audio or video-based mental healthcare varies across sociodemographic groups, according to a study from the New York City-based Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health published Feb. 5.
  4. Johns Hopkins research could lead to blood test for psychiatric disorders

    Research out of Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore could pave the way for a blood test for disease-associated changes in the brain, such as psychiatric and neurological disorders.

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  1. HHS bolsters patient confidentiality for substance use disorder treatment

    HHS will implement new rules designed to improve confidentiality for patients receiving treatment for substance use disorder and integrate records for these treatments with standard medical records. 
  2. Montefiore's game plan to fill mental healthcare gaps

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System is using new funding from the state to fill gaps in behavioral care in the community. 
  3. Colorado behavioral health administration names new commissioner

    Danette Smith has been appointed the next commissioner of the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration.
  4. Suicide deaths rising faster in youth of color

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents, but rates have decreased after peaking in 2018, according to survey data published Feb. 6 by KFF.
  5. Texas county adds behavioral health program

    The commissioners court of Hays County in Texas has approved a new behavioral health program focused on mental health and substance use needs throughout the county.
  6. Corrections officer charged with death of psychiatric patient

    A former New Hampshire corrections officer was arrested and charged in the death of a psychiatric patient.
  7. Crisis stabilization center to be built in Ohio

    Officials in Licking County, Ohio, are looking to add to the state's small number of crisis stabilization centers as part of its community health improvement plan, the Newark Advocate reported Feb. 8.
  8. Weight loss drugs linked to lower likelihood of depression, anxiety

    Some weight loss drugs have been linked to a reduced likelihood of diagnoses for depression and anxiety, according to a study published Feb. 6 by Epic Research.
  9. Teen drug overdoses on the rise

    Drug overdose deaths have been on the rise among adolescents across the U.S. since 2018, according to survey data published Feb. 6 by KFF.

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