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  • Beacon Health Options offers questions to ask and answer during Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 16, 2019

    BOSTON – May 16, 2019 – An astonishing 1 in 5 Americans will face some form of mental illness this year.Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., with more than 40 million lives affected. Additionally, about 16 million Americans have major depression. However, despite the prevalence of mental health conditions, only…

    Beacon Health Options to Provide University Students with Access to Therapy in Order to Address On-Campus Behavioral Health Services Shortage

    April 25, 2019

    Beacon Wellbeing: Student Assistance Program is a first-of-its-kind behavioral health service that makes telehealth and online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy apps available to students with anxiety, depression and stress BOSTON – April 25, 2019 – According to Pew Research, more than 70 percent of teens feel anxiety and depression are problems among their peers. In response,…

    Behavioral Health Parity–Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?

    April 8, 2019

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures that behavioral health conditions and physical conditions are given equal consideration. Now that it’s been a decade since the law was passed, where does parity stand, and what work is still ahead? Brad Lerner, Beacon’s Vice President of Public Policy, co-authored a feature for the American…

    Improving the Lives of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    March 21, 2019

    During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) wants to take time out to explore how the ideal care model can help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live their lives to the fullest.  What are those factors that will “move the needle” to create more meaningful care that meets individuals where they…

    Beacon Health Options Provides Expert Testimony Before California Assembly and Senate Health Committees at Joint Hearing on Improving the Medi-Cal Mental Health Delivery System

    March 5, 2019

    Expert testimony focused on increasing access and utilization for mental health services in California Boston, March 5, 2019 – Today, Sarah Arnquist, Vice President of Account Partnerships on the West Coast for Beacon Health Options (Beacon) provided expert testimony before the California Assembly and Senate Health Committees at a Joint Hearing on Improving the Medi-Cal…

    Beacon Health Options Names Susan Coakley as New Northeast Market President

    February 20, 2019

    Coakley to bring deep behavioral health and market expertise that will drive clinical innovation and broaden access to quality care BOSTON – February 20, 2019 – Leading behavioral health management company Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Susan Coakley, former President of Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (part of BMC Health System), has been…

    Beacon Health Options Responds to Alaska Earthquake

    December 18, 2018

    December 18, 2018 — In response to the magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) will be donating to the American Red Cross to help with continuing relief efforts in the affected region. Beacon has a long history of providing health solutions to over 63,000 Alaskans and many of our employees that…

    Beacon Supports Shatterproof

    December 17, 2018

    Shatterproof is a national non-profit organization working to end the devastation addiction causes families. Shatterproof’s advocacy efforts have helped 15 states pass legislation to broaden access to life-saving naloxone, strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs, and ensure prescriber practices align with CDC guidelines on opioid stewardship. How Beacon will support Shatterproof Beacon will provide Shatterproof a…

    Arkansas PASSE

    August 23, 2018

    In addition to contracting with the Arkansas Department of Human Services for the past eight years to administer its behavioral health care delivery system, Beacon is an equity partner in Empower Healthcare Solutions (Empower), a Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE). PASSE is Arkansas’ new model of care that addresses the overall health care needs…

    Georgia Collaborative ASO

    August 23, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) contracts with Beacon to provide administrative services in support of Georgia’s publicly-funded, behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services system. The covered population includes adults and children who are eligible for fee-for-service Medicaid and those who are uninsured, as well as individuals with…