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Jason Batten, MA, LPC, AADC, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Ascension Recovery Services

Jason is a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia, advanced alcohol and drug counselor and certified trauma therapist. In his clinical work, he has specialized in treating people diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Jason began developing programs in 2012 and has since developed several successful recovery programs. Most recently, Jason was the program director of one of the fastest growing recovery centers in the state of West Virginia. During his tenure as program director, the center nearly tripled its average daily census. At Ascension, Jason utilizes his clinical and program development experience to assist companies in creating model programs that exceed recognized state and national standards of care. Exceeding these standards cause programs to become premier referral sources, thereby increasing both company revenue and the number of guests helped.

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COVID-19 and Expansion of Telehealth: How Treatment Center Executives and Investors Can Respond to Modern Economic Challenges

Mar 19, 2020 12:05:56 PM / by Jason Batten, MA, LPC, AADC, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Ascension Recovery Services


As the United States is faced with one of its most formidable modern challenges, the widespread infectious disease known as COVID-19, behavioral health executives and investors are faced with the question of how best to respond. There are concerns about the future of the economy and even a possible recession. These concerns are valid. In addition, people are being asked, and in some cases required, to practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. There are various reasons, however, that now is the time to invest in behavioral health startup and program expansions.

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