Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Mental health facility opens in Chicago

    Behavioral health provider Rosecrance has opened a new facility in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, its third in the city.
  2. HHS settles ransomware investigation with behavioral health practice

    HHS has reached its second-ever ransomware settlement, concluding an investigation into Gaithersburg, Md.-based Green Ridge Behavioral Health. 
  3. Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services suffers data breach

    Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services filed a notice of data breach Feb. 2 after an unauthorized party accessed portions of the provider's IT network, JD Supra reported Feb. 21.

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  1. New Jersey bill looks to lower age of consent for mental health treatment

    A bill in the New Jersey State Senate is looking to lower the age minors would be able to consent to certain outpatient mental or behavioral health treatments without parental approval, the New Jersey Monitor reported Feb. 21. 
  2. Hightop Health acquires Roots Behavioral Health

    Atlanta-based outpatient mental health platform Hightop Health has acquired Austin-based Roots Behavioral Health.
  3. Incident at Houston behavioral hospital leaves 1 dead: Police

    One person is dead and another was injured after a disturbance inside Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, according to police. 
  4. New York pitches tougher behavioral health requirements for insurers

    New York is proposing appointment wait time standards and network adequacy requirements for behavioral healthcare. 

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  1. Illinois vows to ban prior authorization for behavioral health

    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is proposing the state ban prior authorization for inpatient mental healthcare for children and adults. 
  2. 23-hour crisis center opens in Virginia

    A new crisis center has opened in Danville, Va., CBS affiliate WDBJ reported Feb. 20.
  3. Nevada county purchases behavioral health facility

    Commissioners in Clark County in Nevada have approved the purchase of a 17,000-square-foot medical office and behavioral health facility, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Feb. 20.
  4. Nebraska bill looks to redirect ARPA funds to support behavioral health providers

    A proposed bill in Nebraska is looking to redirect funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support behavioral health students and professionals across the state.

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  1. Ohio hospital closes outpatient program

    The Christ Hospital Health Network will close its behavioral outpatient programs, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Feb. 20. 
  2. States ranked by psychiatrists per capita

    The District of Columbia has the most psychiatrists per capita, while Idaho has the fewest, according to January data from KFF.
  3. Maryland to dole out $111M in behavioral health grants

    The state of Maryland is distributing roughly $111 million in behavioral health grants as part of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reform plan, Maryland Matters reported Feb. 20.
  4. Kentucky behavioral health service adds deaf and hard-of-hearing program

    Bridgehaven Mental Health Services in Louisville, Ky., has added a new program for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients, the Louisville Courier Journal reported Feb. 20.
  5. Psychiatry ranks among the most depressed physician specialties

    Psychiatry is among the 10 most depressed physician specialties, according to a study led by researchers from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford University School of Medicine.
  6. Private equity-backed firm picks up 9 behavioral clinics in Texas, Southeast

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Beacon Behavioral Health Partners has added nine new behavioral clinics to its practice. 
  7. Michigan hospitals get $50M for pediatric behavioral health, other projects

    Three Michigan hospitals will get $50 million from the DeVos family foundation for behavioral health and other care for children, MLive reported Feb. 19. 
  8. 5 behavioral health goals for 2024 from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission has named five behavioral patient safety goals for 2024.
  9. Psychiatrist pay by state

    Here is the average annual pay for psychiatrists in each state, according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 25, 2023:

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