Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Tricare falling short on mental health parity, report finds

    Tricare, which provides health coverage for military personnel, dependents and retirees, may be falling short on some of its behavioral health goals, a report from the Government Accountability Office found. 
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals to receive training on LGBTQ-affirming therapy

    NYC Health + Hospitals has partnered with the Institute for Human Identity to develop a training program focused on affirming therapy for LGBTQ+ patients.
  3. Sahara Behavioral Health partners with research organization to boost accessibility

    Glendale, Ariz.-based Sahara Behavioral Health has partnered with Headlands Research to examine and increase the accessibility of clinical research and investigational therapies for people across the state seeking psychiatric and addiction care.

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. Oregon to launch behavioral health treatment housing

    The state of Oregon purchased a building in Portland to offer treatment and temporary housing for people with substance use disorders.
  2. Massachusetts hospital reopens mental health unit

    Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Mass., is reopening its mental health unit, WGBH reported Jan. 3.
  3. Medicaid may pay for more inpatient behavioral health services

    Lawmakers are considering allowing Medicaid to pay for addiction treatment in larger inpatient facilities, Politico reported Jan. 1. 
  4. Minnesota police department launches mental health pilot program to provide free therapy

    The police department in Bloomington, Minn., is launching a mental health pilot program that provides immediate, no-cost in-home therapy to community members.

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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How Ballad, MetroHealth and 2 other systems are addressing COVID misinformation and restoring patient trust. Join the virtual discussion here.
  1. Avera to expand behavioral health services

    Avera is expanding access to inpatient behavioral healthcare across two locations in South Dakota.
  2. San Diego County proposes $24M behavioral health worker training program

    A new training program for behavioral health workers is among seven proposals looking to share $80 million in federal funding across California's San Diego County, The San-Diego Union Tribune reported Jan. 2.
  3. Patient dies after assault at Minnesota mental health facility

    A patient died after allegedly being assaulted by another patient at the state-operated Forensic Mental Health Program's North Campus in St. Peter, Minn., KEYC News Now reported Jan. 2.
  4. Private-equity-backed ARC Health acquired 12 practices in 2023

    Beachwood, Ohio-based ARC Health acquired 12 psychiatry and counseling practices in 2023. 

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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How Ballad, MetroHealth and 2 other systems are addressing COVID misinformation and restoring patient trust. Join the virtual discussion here.
  1. Behavioral health center opens in Minnesota

    Northern Minnesota-based Lakeview Behavioral Health has opened a new behavioral health office in Duluth, ABC affiliate WDIO reported Jan. 2.
  2. New York behavioral health provider names CEO

    Cathy Lovejoy has been appointed CEO of behavioral health and housing services provider Lakeview Health Services.
  3. States ranked by illicit drug use

    West Virginia is the state with the highest rate of nonmedical drug use over the past year, while North Dakota has the lowest, according to recent data from the United Health Foundation.
  4. 6 new Medicare Advantage behavioral health regulations take effect

    Medicare Advantage plans will be required to comply with new behavioral health network adequacy and wait time standards in 2024. 
  5. Fentanyl test kit market to hit $180M by 2033

    The international point-of-care fentanyl test kit market is expected to hit $180.9 million by 2033, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% during the forecast period.
  6. South Carolina mental health center launches new addiction treatment program

    Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness in Ladson, S.C., has launched a new substance use and recovery program, CBS affiliate WCSC reported Jan. 1.
  7. Wisconsin mental health center to close

    Journey Mental Health Center is closing its location in Portage, Wis., in January, NBC affiliate WMTV reported Dec. 28.
  8. Urgent recovery center opens in Oklahoma

    Grand Mental Health has opened a new urgent recovery center in Tulsa, Okla., CBS affiliate KOTV reported Dec. 29.
  9. 4 ways mental health providers are using AI

    Around half of mental health practitioners surveyed by Wiley said they have used generative AI in some form in their practice in the past year. 

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