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

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?

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

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

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

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 Gives the Gift of Warmth this Holiday Season

BOSTON – Jan. 4, 2019 – Winter weather can be unforgiving, and for too many veterans, men, women and children who are homeless, the weather can be life-threatening. To help those in need, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading behavioral health management company, sponsored a holiday clothing drive. Through the company’s Beacon Gives Back program,…

Beacon Health Options Awards Three-year Grant to Shatterproof to Build a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs

BOSTON – Dec. 19, 2018 – Beacon Health Options announced today that the company made a three-year grant to Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation substance use disorder (SUD) causes families. The funding will be used to help build a rating system of SUD treatment programs nationwide so that the general…

Beacon Health Options Responds to Alaska Earthquake

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 Health Options Expands Access to Mental Health Care With Launch of Beacon Care Services

BOSTON – Nov. 26, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading behavioral health services company, today announced the launch of Beacon Care Services, which provides outpatient mental health therapy in locations, such as retail stores, that promise convenience, privacy and accessibility. This marks Beacon’s entry into the provider services market. The first Beacon Care…

Beacon Health Options President and CEO Russell Petrella, Ph.D. on the Signing into Law of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading managed behavioral health organization, applauds the passage of the landmark, bipartisan legislation, H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which was signed into law Wednesday, Oct. 24. Americans in every corner of our country have been hit hard by our nation’s opioid crisis. The devastation of this…