Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

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Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

FYI

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QoL meds, LLC, and Genoa Holding Company, Inc. announced the completion of the transaction to combine their businesses. The new behavioral health specialty pharmacy company will do business as Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company. In addition, John Figueroa will become CEO and director.

Not-for-profits CenterStone in Nashville and The H Group in West Frankfort, Ill., merged in July, creating a joint organization with nearly 150 locations in four states and approximately $ 160 million in annual revenues. The combined Centerstone organization employs more than 2,600 people and serves more than 84,000 individuals of all ages.

Qualifacts, a provider of electronic health record solutions, recently secured a large private-equity investment from Great Hill Partners, allowing the company to boost product development and support acquisitions and market expansion.

The Duke * Endowment is supporting the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care's telepsychiatry program with an additional $1.5 million grant. There are critical shortages of health professional in 58 counties in the state. Telepsychiatry will enhance access for patients in underserved and rural communities with audio and video access to emergency care.

Care Plus NJ, Inc. was awarded a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide the Involuntary Outpatient Commitment program to those with mental illness in Bergen County, N.J. Individuals will be referred through the court system, emergency rooms, medical professionals and screening programs.

In Florida, Magellan Complete Care will now offer offer a Medicaid plan designed exclusively for those with serious mental illness as part of the state's effort to coordinate behavioral and physical healthcare services for beneficiaries. Approximately 20,000 are expected to enroll in the voluntary program, which is projected to be worth $1.5 billion over five years.

Comprehensive Mental Health has taken over community mental health services in Walla Walla County, Washington, a transition that has been in the works for some time. A county taskforce recommended the change as part of its multiyear examination of mental health needs. …

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