OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the behavioral health and social service field slowed markedly in 2001. And, the characteristics of business combinations in the care management, clinical services, and technology sectors of the field took very different directions. In the care management sector, the year was marked by a number of small acquisitions of specialty programs. These alignments were likely driven by the need for economy of scale affecting smaller programs and the desire . . .
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