Kevin J. Ryan, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Chicago office, was quoted in Behavioral Healthcare, in “Behavioral Health’s Future Includes Integration Challenges,” by Julie Miller.
Following is an excerpt:
Kevin Ryan, member of the firm Epstein Becker Green, says more providers are operationalizing and seeking novel approaches that diverge from the older industry models as they position themselves for the future.
“There will be far more consolidation or affiliation between behavioral health providers,” Ryan says. “The single or two-person behavioral health practice will not disappear, but you’ll see some big changes and more affiliations. Whether it’s through management service organizations or independent practice associations, you’ll see more people practice as part of one program or a united program for contracting with third-party payers.”