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Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright

Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Summit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

Reimbursement to patients sidesteps providers

January 30, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom

The practice of sending insurance reimbursement for services directly to a patient, rather than the provider, significantly impairs a provider’s ability to collect the payment and ultimately could create access issues.

Seaside expands in N.C. with Turning Point deal

January 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Seaside Healthcare has acquired Turning Point Family Services, adding another four locations to its operations in North Carolina.

Pharos Capital buys autism provider

January 26, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pharos Capital Group, LLC announced its acquisition of Behavior Care Specialists, an autism treatment service provider based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Clare and Matrix merge in California

January 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The CLARE Foundation and the Matrix Institute on Addictions have voted to merge into a new not-for-profit entity. Services include detox, residential and outpatient care, medication assisted treatment and sober living.

Composite index tracks behavioral health market

January 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Merger and acquisition firm Mertz Taggart has launched a new Behavioral Health Composite index that will demonstrate the sector’s market performance and track trends over time.

New Directions acquires integrated healthcare management firm

January 16, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The deal will expand New Directions’ footprint to include 675 employees in nine states working with a network of more than 20,000 providers.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

January 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

BayMark buys 15 New England centers

January 8, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

BayMark Health Services has acquired 15 opioid treatment facilities from Health Care Resource Centers, located in three New England states. The transaction also includes a management deal.

UHS acquires three centers in Mississippi

January 3, 2018  | 

Universal Health Services is acquiring three not-for-profit facilities in Mississippi, including a 109-bed inpatient center.