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Seaside Healthcare acquires Pride

November 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Seaside Healthcare has acquired Pride In North Carolina, Inc., a private community-based mental health provider organization.

Promises acquires Sundance Center

November 29, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Sundance Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been acquired by Promises Treatment Centers under the Elements Behavioral Health umbrella and will be rebranded as Promises Scottsdale.

Overtime rule now on hold

November 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Originally set to begin Dec. 1, the policy would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay, and experts believe behavioral health organizations would have had high rates of noncompliance because of tricky scheduling at treatment centers.

Industry leaders have reason to say ‘thanks’

November 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

From recognizing long-time mentors and hard-working staff members to enjoying a sense of accomplishment that comes from working with patients, executives from across the behavioral healthcare field share what has them feeling grateful this year at...

Integration among the trends in accreditation

November 23, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

As behavioral health providers enhance their services and expand their capabilities, standards for accreditation will also expand, the experts say.

Midlevel practitioners authorized to prescribe buprenorphine

November 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.

No population health without behavioral health

November 18, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

Crossroads deal adds two OTPs

November 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Crossroads Holding, LLC has completed its acquisition of Starting Point in South Carolina, adding two opioid treatment programs to its portfolio.

Acadia and Greenville create joint venture hospital

November 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Acadia Healthcare and Greenville Health System are creating a joint venture to invest approximately $64 million in a new 80,000-square foot inpatient behavioral health hospital.

Q3 earnings roundup

November 8, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Acadia Healthcare, American Addiction Centers and Universal Health Services provided quarterly earnings updates for investors.