RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


CBHNP Acquired by AmeriHealth Mercy
January 31, 2008

AmeriHealth Mercy announced today that it had acquired Community Behavioral HealthCare Network of Pennsylvania (CBHNP). CBHNP is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmeriHealth Mercy.

It was following the 1987 PCPA annual conference that a dedicated group of PCPA leaders began meeting to discuss trends in the behavioral health industry. A work group, the Private Initiatives Task Force, was established in early 1988 to explore changing payment policies. The effort of that group culminated in 1994 with the founding of CBHNP. The initial capitalization of this new company was provided by PCPA members. Since that time CBHNP has continued to grow and develop, becoming a leading behavioral health company providing services to insurers and government entities in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. PCPA and its members are proud of the development of CBHNP and remain committed to work with the organization and with AmeriHealth Mercy.

A complete copy of the press release announcing the acquisition is available. Press contacts for both AmeriHealth Mercy and CBHNP are included in the attached release. PCPA members wishing further information should contact George Kimes at the association.

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