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  1. Avesi Partners to invest in Muir Wood behavioral health services

    Avesi Partners, a private equity investment firm, has made a growth investment in Petaluma, Calif.-based Muir Wood, an adolescent-focused behavioral health provider. 
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals selects Dr. Omar Fattal to lead behavioral health services

    Omar Fattal, MD, has been selected to lead behavioral health services for NYC Health + Hospitals as system chief for behavioral health and co-deputy chief medical officer.
  3. ServiceNet receives $4M grant for mental health services

    ServiceNet, a nonprofit human service agency based in Northampton, Mass., has received a $4 million grant from the federal government to expand mental health services, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Jan. 15.

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  1. Oregon Health Authority receives federal approval for behavioral health services reimbursement

    The Oregon Health Authority has received federal approval to increase Medicaid behavioral health services reimbursement paid through coordinated care organizations. 
  2. Ohio Hills Health Centers receives congressional funding for behavioral health services

    Ohio Hills Health Centers — which has locations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe and Noble counties — has been given $650,000 in congressional funding through the 2023 Congressionally Directed Spending, according to a Jan. 15 report from the Daily Jeff.
  3. Psychiatrist named 12th best job in healthcare, per US News

    The role of psychiatrist was named the 12th best job in healthcare, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2023 best job rankings released Jan. 10. 
  4. Quartz Health fined $500K for inadequate mental health coverage

    The state of Illinois hit Quartz Health, an insurance company based in Sauk City, Wis., with a $500,000 fine for violating a federal law that requires plans to have mental health coverage comparable to medical or surgical care, ABC affiliate WICS reported Jan. 11. 

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  1. SimiTree acquires Afia, GreenpointMed to expand behavioral health analytics

    SimiTree, a behavioral healthcare consulting and revenue cycle management firm, has acquired Afia, a behavioral health data analytics and consulting company, and GreenpointMed, a medical billing and healthcare credential provider. 
  2. Nystrom and Associates names new CEO

    Minneapolis-based Nystrom and Associates, a provider group of behavioral health professionals, has selected Mark Peterson as its next CEO. 
  3. Ohio system opens $84M behavioral health hospital

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health's $84 million behavioral health campus in Akron will open its doors to patients Jan. 24, according to a Jan. 12 report from cleveland.com.
  4. 10 worst states for mental healthcare

    Kansas is the lowest-ranked state for mental healthcare, according to a report by Mental Health America.

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  1. 10 best states for mental healthcare

    Wisconsin is the top-ranked state for mental healthcare, according to a report by Mental Health America.
  2. California hospital to close behavioral health unit

    Redlands (Calif.) Community Hospital will be shuttering its behavioral health unit due to financial unsustainability, Redlands Community News reported Jan. 12. 
  3. What to know about Maine's proposed mental health budget increase

    Maine legislators have proposed a behavioral health investment that will put $237 million into mental healthcare services every other year. 
  4. ARC Health expands to Kansas, Missouri

    Beachwood, Ohio-based Arc Health has acquired the Lilac Center, a mental healthcare provider group with locations in Kansas and Missouri. 
  5. Meadows Behavioral Healthcare unveils Denver treatment center

    Phoenix-based Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has opened an outpatient mental health and substance use treatment center in Denver.
  6. California county to receive $17M to expand behavioral health services

    Glenn County, Calif., has been awarded $17.2 million for a project to bolster and expand its behavioral health services, Glenn County Transcript reported Jan. 11. 
  7. National Association for Behavioral Health chair to join Concord Health Partners as adviser

    Concord Health Partners, a healthcare investment firm, has selected Harsh Trivedi, MD, to join its firm as a special adviser. 
  8. Former Florida physician, medical director gets 20 years prison in 'largest-ever' case of its kind

    Former Florida physician Michael Ligotti, DO, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in October in the Justice Department's largest addiction fraud treatment case ever, the department said Jan. 9.
  9. Los Angeles mental health center to receive $19.2M for expansion

    Los Angeles-based Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center will receive $19.2 million to expand adolescent behavioral health services, making it the largest adolescent mental health provider in Los Angeles County. 

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