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Beacon Health Options Launches Employee Mental Health First Aid Training as Part of Suicide Prevention Campaign

September 12, 2017

BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leader in behavioral health management, announced today that, as part of its suicide prevention efforts, the company will roll out Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to its employees nationwide. The announcement aligns with September as Suicide Prevention Awareness month and September 11-16 as National Suicide Prevention week. Beacon…

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

August 23, 2017

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 third annual “iCAN” Conference. The conference showcases the keys to success and the power of partnerships among Connecticut HUSKY Health consumers, families, agencies, and providers. The free conference…

Beacon Health Options Names Daniel McCoy as Chief Operating Officer

August 22, 2017

Managed Care Veteran to Set Operational Vision for Behavioral Health Company BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today that Daniel McCoy has joined the national behavioral health management leader as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. McCoy will direct Beacon’s core operations, including the company’s four service…

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

August 17, 2017

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

August 9, 2017

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

July 25, 2017

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

June 26, 2017

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

June 20, 2017

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

February 15, 2017

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

November 28, 2016

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.…