Private equity investors are putting a great deal of time, effort and money into figuring out how to transform the behavioral healthcare industry, and our industry leaders must match that, in terms of time and effort, if not money.
Unfortunately, state regulators haven't gotten the memo on industry growth and were caught short-handed in policing all of the new market entrants—especially in addiction treatment hot spots, such as California and Florida.
Here's a roundup of 2015 earnings reports for Acadia, American Addiction Centers and Universal Health Services. Acquisitions and new growth after a potential change to the IMD exclusion were key issues.
This year, National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg is monitoring the progress of federal legislation, mergers and acquisitions, new technology and the potential found in brain plasticity.