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As National Council continues its push to secure funding for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program, it has released data that shows voters on both sides of the aisle support an increase in federal funding for mental health and addiction treatment services.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The event, held last week in Washington, D.C., served as a state of the union for behavioral healthcare, drawing attention to the largest issues facing the field.
Policy/Advocacy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The guide includes strategies for fiscal management during the opioid crisis, workforce development, expanding broadband access, bridging transportation gaps to improve substance use services and overcoming economic challenges.
Policy/Advocacy
The New York Association of Addiction Services and Professionals and the Coalition for Behavioral Health on Thursday announced a partnership to boost their addiction treatment and behavioral health advocacy efforts.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Identification of a more rapid pathway for research on cannabinoids and a separate pathway for research on over-the-counter products were among the topics discussed by Summit speakers.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has opted to prohibit prior authorization requirements for opioid use disorder medications under private insurance, but not under Medicaid.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
We will face difficult choices around personal rights, social justice and life chances in the new year.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Panelists say CBD is a critical medicine for treating potentially very severe disorders, but more regulation for non-medical CBD products is a must.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
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.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
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.
Perspectives
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