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  1. Cigna eyes behavioral health

    Evernorth, the Cigna Group's health services arm, is planning on advancing its behavioral health capabilities. 
  2. UConn physical therapy program integrates mental health education

    The physical therapy program at the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has integrated mental health education into its training.
  3. Lawsuit alleges Oregon county failed to offer equal emergency services for mental health crises

    A lawsuit against Washington County, Ore., is alleging that the county did not provide equal access to emergency services for people with mental health needs.

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

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  1. Cedars-Sinai launches AI therapy for Apple VisionPro

    Patients can chat with an AI avatar designed to simulate a human therapist on a new application developed by Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai. 
  2. Antipsychotic drug injections reduced rehospitalizations by 75%: Study

    Piscataway, N.J.-based Rutgers University Health researchers found long-acting injectable medications of schizophrenia decrease rehospitalizations by 75%.
  3. Mental health, substance use treatment facilities by ownership model

    Although both mental health and substance use treatment facilities are predominantly nonprofit organizations, the number of for-profit organizations is higher among substance use treatment centers, according to data published Feb. 2 by KFF.
  4. Insurance participation in mental health, addiction treatment facilities

    Insurance participation varies across mental health and substance use disorder facilities, according to data published Feb. 2 by KFF.

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

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  1. American Psychiatric Association names new CEO

    Marketa Wills, MD, has been named the next CEO and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association.
  2. Behavioral health inpatient unit closes in Minnesota

    Lake Region Healthcare is closing its Bridgeway Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit in Fergus Falls, Minn.
  3. Atrium's virtual behavioral health offerings

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health uses more than 30 virtual care programs to provide access to care to its patients, including those in need of behavioral health services.
  4. Behavioral health center opens in Ohio

    A new behavioral health center has opened in Belpre, Ohio, The Marietta Times reported Feb. 2.

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. States ranked by substance use treatment beds by population

    Kentucky is the state with the most substance use treatment beds per 100,000 people, according to recent data published Feb. 2 by KFF.
  2. HHS to allow virtual buprenorphine prescriptions

    HHS will make permanent the flexibility for prescribing buprenorphine through telehealth implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. Psychologist pleads guilty to $1.6M Medicaid fraud

    A Connecticut psychologist pleaded guilty to $1.6 million in Medicaid fraud. 
  4. Nationwide mental health funding bill up for reauthorization

    Lawmakers are looking to reauthorize a bill that would offer behavioral health services to healthcare workers.
  5. New Mexico crisis center closes

    The Doña Ana County Triage Crisis Center in Las Cruces, N.M., has closed, CBS affiliate KOB reported Jan. 31.
  6. 8 states to participate in behavioral health policy lab

    Eight states have been selected to participate in a children's behavioral health state policy lab in Baltimore between Feb. 7 and 9, The Daily Record reported Jan. 31.
  7. Optum shutters eating disorder clinics

    Several Optum-owned eating disorder clinics are set to close. 
  8. States with the highest ratio of state psychiatric beds by population

    Delaware is the state with the highest ratio of state psychiatric beds by population, according to data from the Treatment Advocacy Center.
  9. 9 behavioral health leadership moves in January

    From new CEOs to medical directors, here are nine behavioral health leadership moves that Becker's has covered in January:

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