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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Study: Mental, physical health integration in Medicaid isn't working yet

    Integrating physical and behavioral healthcare in Medicaid managed care did not result in significant changes in utilization, outcomes or social determinants of health, a study published Dec. 28 in JAMA Health Forum found. 

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  1. California puts $150M behind youth mental health

    California will fund 262 organizations providing mental health services to children, youth and young adults. 
  2. NIH grant awarded to study effect of Medicaid ACOs on children's mental healthcare

    UMass Amherst researcher Sarah Goff, MD, received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the effects of Medicaid accountable care organizations on the quality of behavioral and mental health for Massachusetts children. 
  3. NFL team partners with brain health organization

    The Indianapolis Colts have partnered with One Mind, a national brain health nonprofit, to support several research and development initiatives.
  4. Washington hospital to close mental health unit

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based Confluence Health will close a medical unit designed to accommodate patients with behavioral health needs in March. 

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  1. Former behavioral health CEO indicted in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme

    The former CEO of a behavioral health provider has been indicted for allegedly funneling millions of dollars from the business to himself. 
  2. California's Medicaid reimbursement changes lead some behavioral health providers to close

    At least two California mental health programs are set to close because of reduced Medicaid reimbursement rates from the state, CalMatters reported Dec. 21. 
  3. 10 incidents of violence at behavioral facilities in 2023

    Workplace violence continued to be a serious concern for hospitals in 2023. 
  4. 15 behavioral health closures in 2023

    Here are 15 shuttered behavioral health centers and units that Becker's reported on in 2023:

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  1. Acute psychiatric hospital to open in California

    A new inpatient psychiatric hospital is set to open soon in Indio, Calif., the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported Dec. 20.
  2. How the Providence mission turned into behavioral healthcare for its employees, health plan members

    In 2019, Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services launched a behavioral telehealth program aimed at addressing the growing demand for mental and behavioral healthcare from its more than 120,000 employees across eight states.
  3. 121 new behavioral health centers, units in 2023

    Here are 121 new behavioral health centers and units that Becker's reported on in 2023:
  4. The worst states for access to therapy

    Mississippi is the worst state for access to psychotherapy, according to an analysis from Milliman. 
  5. North Carolina secretary approves merger of 3 behavioral health MCOs

    North Carolina Health Secretary Kody Kinsley has approved the merger of three behavioral health management care organizations in the state, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Dec. 19.
  6. States with the highest out-of-pocket therapy costs

    The average out-of-pocket cost for 60 minutes of psychotherapy was $174 in 2021, according to an analysis from Milliman. 
  7. Dayton Children's plans $12M behavioral health campus

    Dayton (Ohio) Children's is planning a $12 million behavioral health campus in Miamisburg, Ohio. 
  8. Ascension closes psychiatric observation unit at Kansas hospital

    Ascension has closed the psychiatric observation unit at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, Kan. 
  9. Joint Commission updates suicide as sentinel event policy

    The Joint Commission is expanding its definition of suicide as a sentinel event. 

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