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  1. 'State-of-the-art' behavioral health unit to open in Maryland

    MedStar Health celebrated the completion of its new behavioral health unit at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
  2. Premera Blue Cross spending $2.3M to expand behavioral health, housing in Washington and Alaska

    Nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee Premera Blue Cross is donating $2.3 million to organizations across Washington and Alaska to bolster access to housing and behavioral health services.
  3. Cerebral under investigation for misleading ads, Adderall prescriptions

    The Justice Department is investigating behavioral health startup Cerebral over its controlled substances prescriptions, The Verge reported May 9.

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  1. Kids' mental health startup nabs $6.2M in seed funding

    Child- and family-focused behavioral health startup Handspring closed a $6.2 million seed funding round, ROI-NJ reported May 9.
  2. Heath startup launches $23M ketamine therapy program

    Nue Life Health has raised $23 million to expand its telehealth platform devoted to developing the use of ketamine therapy, The Dales Report reported April 20.
  3. New outpatient addiction treatment center opens in Virginia

    BrightView has debuted a new treatment center in Danville, Va., which will be accessible to patients in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Delaware and North Carolina, according to Virginia local news source WDBJ7.
  4. 5 startups striving to change the behavioral health industry

    The industry of digital mental health services is booming, with funding for services reaching $852 million in the first quarter of 2021, nearly twice the amount raised in the first quarter of 2020, according to market intelligence platform CB Insights.

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  1. Survey finds nearly half of American therapy patients worry about affording treatment

    A survey conducted by VeryWell Mind found that affording treatment is a significant concern to 49 percent of those surveyed. Almost all of that 49 percent said they would have to discontinue treatment if their out-of-pocket costs were to increase. Over one-third of patients surveyed who used to be in therapy stopped because of cost-related reasons.
  2. Talkspace Q1 earnings: 4 things to know

    Mobile therapy company Talkspace had a strong first quarter, according to a transcription of its earnings call recorded by SeekingAlpha.
  3. South Carolina to raise school counselor reimbursement rates

    South Carolina Health and Human Services Director Robert Kerr is looking to raise insurance reimbursement rates for in-school therapists, in the hopes that it enables districts to hire more counselors, The State reported May 9.
  4. Florida hospital planning $30M behavioral health unit

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Hospital is planning a $30 million behavioral health unit, Pensacola News Journal reported May 9.

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  1. 10 recent payer moves in behavioral health 

    Health insurance companies have invested millions of dollars in behavioral health programs and technologies recently.
  2. New York hospital closing adolescent mental health unit

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Hospital temporarily closed its inpatient adolescent mental health unit due to workforce shortages, ABC affiliate News10 reported April 30.
  3. Washington stops placement of minors at behavioral health hospital over unsafe environment

    Kirkland, Wash.-based Fairfax Behavioral Health Hospital is blocked from admitting new patients younger than 18 until unsafe conditions are addressed, the state health department said April 27.
  4. No privacy? Mental health apps 'operate like data-sucking machines'

    According to a new study from researchers at Mozilla, mental health apps have worse privacy protections than most other types of apps, The Verge reported May 2.
  5. Oregon behavioral health center lands $2.6M federal funding, set to open in fall 

    Multnomah County (Ore.) Health Department landed $2.6 million in federal funding for a new behavioral health center in Portland, NBC affiliate KGW8 reported April 17.
  6. States with the most in-network therapists

    Rhode Island is the state with the highest percentage of private practice therapists who are in-network with at least one insurance panel, according to a study by behavioral health site Zencare.
  7. States with the fewest in-network therapists

    Kansas is the state with the lowest percentage of private practice therapists who are in-network with at least one insurance panel, according to a study by behavioral health site Zencare.
  8. HHS launches maternal mental health hotline

    The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a confidential, toll-free hotline for new and expecting mothers, the department said May 6 in an email shared with Becker's.
  9. Mental health startup raises $10M to help providers with administrative load

    Behavioral health startup Heard gained $10 million in series A funding, GeekWire reported May 6.

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