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  • AAS Awards Beacon Health Options with National Crisis Accreditation, necessary to operate 988 answer point, ensure best practices

    December 8, 2021

    Beacon rated high for cultural competency WASHINGTON D.C./BOSTON—Dec. 8—The American Association of Suicidology has accredited Beacon Health Options for crisis programs, which confirms the behavioral health services company is delivering quality services in operating national crisis lines. Crisis accreditation is a requirement to serve as an answer point for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and…

    Beacon Health Options will manage crisis hotline and 988 services in New Hampshire

    September 29, 2021

    New hotline will help callers through crisis, support communities MANCHESTER, NH—Sept. 29, 2021—Beacon Health Options is pleased to announce during Suicide Prevention Month its first contract in the Northeast to manage a crisis hotline, inclusive of 988 services, for the New Hampshire Rapid Response System. The statewide Department of Health and Human Services multi-year contract…

    Beacon Health Options honored as a Connecticut Top Workplace

    September 26, 2021

    (Rocky Hill, CT – September  26, 2021) – Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that, for the sixth year, it has been named one of the state’s Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant.  Top Workplaces  2021 honors 48 companies, nonprofits and public agencies, in a variety of sizes, from Metro Hartford and Eastern Connecticut based…

    Sixth Annual CT BHP ‘iCAN’ Conference Showcases Behavioral Health Services, Programs and Resources Available to Medicaid Recipients, Agencies and Providers throughout State

    September 15, 2021

    ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The Consumer and Family Advisory Council of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP), administered by Beacon Health Options (Beacon), will host the  sixth annual “iCAN” Conference. The conference showcases the power of partnership among Connecticut HUSKY Health consumers, families, agencies, and providers. This free, virtual event takes place Thursday, September 23,…

    Beacon Health Options taps health plan veteran as president

    August 17, 2021

    Glenn MacFarlane joins as leader of behavioral health services company BOSTON—Aug. 17, 2021—Beacon Health Options announced Glenn MacFarlane as president of Beacon Health Options, leading the management of behavioral health services for one out of six people in the United States. MacFarlane is a versatile leader with Fortune 100 expertise running Medicaid managed care organizations,…

    Beacon Health Options Awards nearly $1.5M to Southwest and North Central WA Providers to Support Behavioral Health

    July 23, 2021

    Grants Will Help Develop Recruiting and Retention Programs to Strengthen the Workforce VANCOUVER, Wash. – July 26, 2021 – To help address critical behavioral health workforce shortages, Beacon Health Options is granting nearly $1.5 million to essential community providers in the Southwest and North Central regions. Providers will use the funds to retain current staff…

    Hispanic/Latino communities lead telehealth visits for mental health services during COVID-19

    July 14, 2021

    While telehealth helped bridged some gaps, Anthem’s State of the Nation’s Mental Health data showed significant differences continued among communities of color INDIANAPOLIS—July 14, 2021—The Hispanic/Latino community was the most engaged in telehealth for mental health visits in 2020 – adopting the technology more than any other ethnic or racial group, according to a new…

    Beacon Health Options Teams Up with Oui Therapeutics to Reduce Member Suicide Attempts

    July 13, 2021

    Beacon uses telehealth to help change members’ thoughts about suicide Boston – July 13, 2021 – Beacon Health Options will be working with Oui Therapeutics and its affiliate Vita Health to reduce member suicide attempts via early identification and telehealth.  The national suicide rate has increased steadily from 2009 to 2018, making suicide the 10th…

    Beacon Health Options Names Dr. Neil Leibowitz Chief Medical Officer

    June 1, 2021

    Boston – June 1, 2021 — Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that Neil Leibowitz, MD, JD has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Leibowitz will oversee Beacon’s medical functions and the development and implementation of clinical strategies and programs. “Dr. Leibowitz brings 20 years of medical, digital health, product…

    Beacon Health Options provides needed relief for those caught in twin pandemics of opioid use disorder and COVID-19

    January 21, 2021

    Extends grants to non-profits with $125,000 in additional funding Boston, January 21, 2021 – – COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the U.S. economy, our healthcare system and individuals across our nation. Yet, there is another issue that is affecting Massachusetts, and much of the country; and while it is not currently garnering the…