Investing in the behavioral health industry presents both opportunities and challenges for private equity investors.

One benefit to investors are the statutory and regulatory changes over the last 12 years — including The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) and the Affordable Care Act — that increased the number of beneficiaries enrolled in health plans that provide mental health and substance use disorder (MH & SUD) benefits, thereby creating the potential for higher reimbursement rates. Conversely, the MH & SUD market remains highly regulated, at times with substantial barriers to entry.

Download Pros & Cons of Behavioral Health Sector Investing to learn more about the unique aspects of investing in a behavioral health practice or facility.

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