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Behavioral Health: It’s Here, There, and Everywhere

As behavioral health issues have an increasing and more recognized impact on our daily lives, and as the COVID-19 pandemic triggers a rise in mental health-related diagnoses – the demand for convenient and affordable care for our individual well-being has never been higher. Whether at a provider’s office, in a patient’s home, or through an …

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New COO at axialHealthcare

Former Evolent exec also led Silvercare By Geert De Lombaerde A veteran executive of Evolent Health and Silvercare Solutions, among others, has been named COO of pain management and opioid data firm axialHealthcare. Frazer Buntin comes to axialHealthcare after working as COO of local value-based manager Episode Solutions for about half a year. Before that, …

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Startup raises $15M to help prevent and treat opioid addiction

AxialHealthcare, a startup building software to manage opioid prescriptions and addiction, raised $15 million in funding. The company plans to use the new funds to build out tools to help addicted patients find help. By ELISE REUTER A startup building tools to prevent opioid addiction closed a $15 million funding round. AxialHealthcare raised the new funds from previous …

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Nashville company to fight addiction with $15M in new funding

Read the full story in the Nashville Business Journal.

Axial Healthcare Raises $15 Million for Technology Solution to Substance Abuse

Read the full story in Wall Street Journal Pro Venture Capital.

axialHealthcare closes $15M funding, expands core business

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axialHealthcare Raises $15M in Series C Funding

axialHealthcare, a Nashville, Tenn.-based care optimization company navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, closed $15m in Seris C financing. The round was led by previous institutional investors Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP), and Sandbox Advantage Fund. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its expansion …

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Top 10 Disruptive Trends to Watch For in Managed Care

There is growing evidence that social determinants of health (SDoH) have a negative effect on health outcomes. SDoH are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age,” and they play an important role in a patient’s overall health status. This is considered by many to be the top disruptive trend impacting …

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Opioid Use Before Joint Replacement Surgery: Adverse Outcomes

Preoperative opioid use before elective surgery brings elevated risk and costs. Patients who take opioids preoperatively have elevated risk during and after joint replacement surgery, according to new research by Meridith Peratikos, M.S., director of enterprise research at axialHealthcare in Nashville, Tennessee, and biostatistician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In study results published in Pain …

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Poor outcomes seen in elective total joint arthroplasty patients who take opioids preoperatively

According to recently published results, there was a significant correlation between increased health care costs and adverse perioperative surgical outcomes in patients who used opioids prior to total joint arthroplasty. “For orthopedic surgeons, I believe that the key takeaway here is that preoperative opioid use is associated with poor outcomes for the patients [those] orthopedists …

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