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August 14, 2020
A national survey of behavioral healthcare providers suggests the telehealth services that organizations have put into place in response to COVID-19 are going to become a fixture post-pandemic as well.
August 10, 2020
We know from years of trauma research that our bodies and minds “perceive danger” in different ways. As a result, it’s reasonable to expect that not everyone responding to the personal, emotional and professional threats of COVID will react in the same way. Individual perception and how people…
July 31, 2020
Concerns over patient isolation, staff safety and licensing reciprocity between states as a means to address a shortage of care providers during a crisis were among the COVID-19-related topics discussed by a panel of industry leaders during a Friday morning session at the virtual National…
July 28, 2020
In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, merger and acquisition activity in the behavioral health sector in the second quarter “held up pretty well,” Mertz Taggart managing partner said in the firm’s latest M&A report. Overall, there were 18 behavioral health transactions in the quarter, many…
July 27, 2020
More than half of mental health practices surveyed by technology platform firm Kareo in June said that they have seen an increase in patient volume, fueled largely by the adoption of telehealth. Of those surveyed, 97% of practices said that they now use telehealth to conduct patient visits. This…
July 23, 2020
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) announced on Thursday that it is providing grants to six organizations to fund initiatives to respond to the increased risks faced by individuals with opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 14, 2020
An analysis of more than 500,000 urine drug test results for non-prescribed fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine before and after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency on March 13 found that all four drugs have had double-digit percentage increases in positivity, according to a report…
July 07, 2020
Usage of telehealth services soared more than 8,300% in April 2020 vs. the same month in 2019, primarily driven by patients seeking treatment for mental health conditions, according to data released by FAIR Health, an independent not-for-profit that colleges data for and manages a database of…
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