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December 10, 2019
Strong backers of expanded access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in New York are eagerly awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's action on adopted legislation to restrict insurers' use of prior authorization for these drugs.
November 25, 2019
From the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act to last year’s SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, significant legislative progress has been made over the past decade with regards to expanding access and coverage for mental health and addiction treatment,…
November 21, 2019
Congress’s last-minute passage of a temporary government-wide spending bill on Thursday will extend funding for 66 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in eight states through Dec. 20. The bill was signed late Thursday by President Donald Trump.
November 21, 2019
Despite government efforts to promote parity in healthcare coverage, a study published Wednesday shows a growing disparity in-network use and provider reimbursement for employees and their families seeking mental health and addiction treatment versus those seeking treatment for physical health…
November 15, 2019
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.
November 10, 2019
A self-described conservative law enforcer with a high national profile gave a Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit audience concrete examples of initiatives his department is implementing for a more treatment-focused approach toward lower-level drug offenses. “We believe in restoring the humanity…
November 08, 2019
There is broad agreement that concurrent use of stimulants and opioids is continuing to grow among drug users seen in addiction treatment programs. Judging from comments from experts and care providers in the opening session at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit in Miami, pinning down the…
November 08, 2019
Operation UNITE, a collaborative that serves 32 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky by preventing drug abuse and facilitating recovery initiatives, was honored this week by the national Addiction Policy Forum. UNITE’s three-pronged approach to combating drug misuse and abuse was recognized by…
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