Mark Covall, president and CEO of the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, says more stringent enforcement of existing parity laws and increased dialogue with payers will be trends to watch in 2020.
A Milliman study released Wednesday shows a growing disparity in network use and provider reimbursement for employees and their families seeking treatment for mental health and addiction versus those seeking treatment for physical health conditions.
Support for mental health services provided by telehealth continues to rise across the U.S., but obstacles to participation remain in several areas, per a recent report from the law firm Epstein Becker Green.
A summit convened this week by a pair of behavioral healthcare associations in Kansas explored ways in which the state can respond more effectively to the growing problem of incarceration of persons with mental health and substance use conditions in county and city jails.
During the opening plenary of NCAD West on Thursday, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse director Rober Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP, implored attendees to aggressively fight barriers to treatment, scrutinize their own work, and learn from their peers.
Speaking out about political leadership can be costly for mental healthcare professionals. Yet, in this time of escalating political polarization, mental health professionals and organizations do have the ethical challenge of what, if anything, to say and do about our current situation.