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  1. 3 behavioral health leadership moves in April

    Here are three behavioral health leaders who changed roles or added to their titles in the last month, as reported by Becker's since April 4:
  2. Optum seeks clawbacks from social workers for overpayments

    Optum is seeking repayment from licensed clinical social workers it says it overpaid. 
  3. 5 federal behavioral health policy updates

    Here are five federal healthcare updates affecting the behavioral health sector, as reported by Becker's since April 2:

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  1. Will California's $500M mental health apps pay off?

    The rollout of two $500 million apps designed to support children's mental health in California has been slow, KFF Health News reported April 26. 
  2. Uncertainty surrounds 'unprecedented' $535M verdict, UHS executives say

    There is still a "great deal of uncertainty" around how a $535 million verdict against UHS will affect the hospital system's finances, CFO Steve Filton said. 
  3. How employers can support families with mental health needs: Cigna

    Parents of children with mental health challenges are more likely to report struggling with their own mental health, according to Cigna. 
  4. Acadia, Erlanger's joint venture hospital taps COO

    Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital has appointed Matthew Whitley as COO, The Chattanoogan reported April 25. 

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  1. New York mental health investment to add 200 beds

    New York plans to add 200 beds to its state-run psychiatric facilities as part of a $33 million investment in mental health. 
  2. Feds open criminal investigation into McKinsey's role in opioid crisis

    The Justice Department is investigating consulting firm McKinsey's role advising opioid manufacturers, The Wall Street Journal reported April 25. 
  3. Headspace launches direct-to-consumer business

    Headspace plans to launch a direct-to-consumer mental health coaching service. 
  4. CMS finalizes behavioral wait-time standards for Medicaid

    Medicaid beneficiaries must be able to see a behavioral health or substance use provider within 10 days of requesting an appointment, under new CMS rules. 

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  1. Behavioral providers eligible for Joint Commission's new telehealth accreditation

    Telehealth-only behavioral providers are eligible for a new accreditation program from The Joint Commission. 
  2. White House releases first-ever action plan for suicide prevention

    The Biden administration released the latest national strategy for suicide prevention along with the first-ever federal action plan to address the U.S.' mental health crisis.
  3. Texas plans $34M behavioral health campus

    Construction is set to begin on a $34 million, 32-bed behavioral health facility in Uvalde, Texas. 
  4. Texas mental health clinic owner gets prison for $15M fraud scheme

    The owner of a Houston-based mental health practice pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud through false claims to Medicare and kickbacks.
  5. Employers launch campaign against proposed mental health parity rule

    A group representing large employers is launching a full-court press against proposed mental health parity standards, Politico reported April 22. 
  6. Unlicensed therapist gets prison time for fraud

    The owner of a Connecticut behavioral health practice was sentenced to 15 months in prison for billing Medicaid for thousands of services he and his staff were not licensed to provide. 
  7. 10 states with the best in-network parity for psychiatrists

    Nationwide, people with commercial insurance are nine times more likely to see a psychiatrist not in their insurer's network than a medical or surgical specialist. 
  8. Elevance awarded $400M California youth behavioral contract

    California has selected Elevance Health's Carelon Behavioral Health as the administrative services organization for the state's Child and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, Open Minds reported in March.
  9. 16 mental health clinics to open in New York City schools

    Sixteen school-based mental health clinics will open within the next six months to offer care to more than 6,000 New York City Public Schools students across the Bronx and Central Brooklyn.

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