Advocacy

2019 Advocacy
Priorities

Nearly 20% of Americans experience a mental illness or substance use disorder. This year 45,000 Americans will die by suicide, 63,000 will die from drug overdoses and 100,000 more will have their first episode of psychosis. This is why we advocate, and who we advocate for.

Please click here to see our 2019 Advocacy Priorities.

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the Opioid Crisis

Congress should increase access to substance use disorder treatment.

Expanding the Behavioral Health Workforce

Congress should expand the mental health and substance use disorder workforce.

CEO Update

  • CEO Update | 82

    Hospital Associations Sue Trump Administration to Block Price-Transparency Rule Hospital groups sued the Trump administration this week over a new rule that would require hospitals to disclose their negotiated rates with insurers. The American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and other groups sued HHS over the rule the department released in ... Read more
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    FCC Chairman Proposes ‘988’ for National Suicide Prevention Hotline Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai this week proposed rulemaking to establish 988 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline. “The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest level since World War II and designating 988 ... Read more
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    2.2 Million Kids Impacted by the Opioid Crisis 2.2 million children experienced neonatal withdrawal, entered foster care, or were addicted to opioids themselves in 2017, according to a new report from the United Hospital Fund. The report found that 54 out of 1,000 children in West Virginia were impacted by the opioid crisis and 20 out ... Read more
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    CMS Finalizes OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized provisions for the nation’s opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule regulation that the agency released on Nov. 1. NABH released an NABH Analysis that provides a summary of those provisions, which provide for the treatment ... Read more

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A report from Milliman, Inc. about disparities between physical and behavioral healthcare for both in-network access and provider reimbursement rates underscores NABH’s position that unnecessary barriers continue to deny access to behavioral healthcare for patients who need…

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NABH Analysis: OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule CMS finalized provisions for the nation’s opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule regulation that the agency released on Nov. 1. This NABH Analysis provides a summary of those provisions, which…

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NABH Issue Brief: CMS Releases Guidance on IMDs Providing Treatment to Medicaid Beneficiaries with At Least One SUD

CMS Releases Guidance on IMDs Providing Treatment to Medicaid Beneficiaries with At Least One SUD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday released guidance to state Medicaid directors that clarifies how section 5052 of the Substance Use…

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