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Beacon Health Options Urges House to Support ‘OPPS Act’ that Modernizes Federal Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Bipartisan Legislation Strengthens Substance Use Disorder Treatment BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced today its support for the bipartisan Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, “OPPS Act” of 2017 (H.R. 3545). The legislation was introduced by Congressmen Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). The “OPPS Act”…

Beacon Health Options Inks Innovative Value-Based Contract with Column Health to Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced that it has signed an innovative contract with Column Health, a new technology-enabled health care company, to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Massachusetts. The cornerstone of the contract is a value-based bundled payment structure that promotes high-quality treatment for…

Beacon Health Options Appoints Richard Lynch as Northeast Region Market President

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Richard Lynch has joined the national behavioral health management leader as Executive Vice President and Market President, Northeast Region.  The region includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In this position, Mr. Lynch is responsible for the Beacon client experience and the region’s financial performance.…

Beacon Health Options Celebrates Its ‘Sweet 16’ Anniversary Sponsoring NAMI’s National Convention Welcome Center

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options, a national leader in behavioral health management, announced today its 16th annual sponsorship of the Welcome Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 28 – July 1. The theme of the 2017 convention is “Educate, Empower, Engage.” The Welcome…

Beacon Health Options Earns ISO Information Security Management System Certification for Three New Locations

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification demonstrates the company has achieved the most demanding IT security standards for support of its business processes Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the national leader in behavioral health management, announced the company has earned the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management System for three new locations: Ashburn, Va.; Latham, N.Y.; and Woburn,…

Shift In How We Think About Suicide Prevention Needed

Beacon Health Options 2017 White Paper promotes Zero Suicide model as best-in-class approach for suicide prevention BOSTON – Feb. 15, 2017 – Beacon Health Options’ (Beacon) latest white paper, “We Need to Talk About Suicide,” promotes the Zero Suicide model as the best approach to shift how we think about and treat suicide. Risk of…

Beacon Health Options Wins Seven Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced today that it received a total of seven awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (ACMP), the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts and the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The awards were received in the print, advertising, social media and special events categories.…

Beacon Bikes for Mental Health Advocacy: 30 Days… 2,000 miles… 100 Percent Awesome – A Journey to Raise Awareness

On Friday, September 16, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) employees, friends and family, will embark on the Awesome Beacon Bike Ride, a 2,000-mile cycling journey from Boston to Miami. Throughout the 30-day trip, riders will serve as “spokes” men and women to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding mental illness. Beacon is also sponsoring the ride…

Beacon Health Options Earns ISO Certification for Information Security Management

Certification demonstrates the company has achieved the most demanding IT security standards for support of its business processes Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s leading behavioral health management company, announced today the company has earned the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management System. The certification is the most widely recognized set of standards for…

15 Consecutive Years and Going Strong: Beacon Health Options Sponsors NAMI National Convention Welcome Center

Beacon Health Options, a national leader in behavioral health management, today announced it is proud to once again sponsor the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention, which runs from July 6-9 in Denver. This event marks the company’s 15th consecutive year as the sponsor of the convention’s Welcome Center. The theme of the…