2020 Advocacy

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 2020 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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 117

    NABH Sends CMS Comments on Covid-19 Reporting Requirements NABH this week urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to exempt psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units in inpatient hospitals from the Covid-19 reporting requirements the agency added to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) and announced in an interim final rule. In a letter to CMS Administrator ... Read more
  • CEO Update 116

    September is National Recovery Month & National Suicide Prevention Month This past week began National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month, which are intended to educate Americans about services, treatment, and resources available to those with mental health and substance use disorders and to promote suicide prevention. Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D, assistant secretary for mental health ... Read more
  • CEO Update 115

    2020 NABH Annual Survey Opens Today! Data collection for the 2020 NABH Annual Survey starts today, Friday, Aug. 28. Your participation in this survey will help NABH continue to provide an accurate, up-to-the-minute picture of the U.S. behavioral healthcare industry. This year NABH has added a few new questions related to substance use to help us ... Read more
  • CEO Update 114

    HHS Sets New OUD Target in ‘Healthy People 2030’ Public Health Plan The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) this week released Healthy People 2030, the federal government’s 10-year plan to address the nation’s most critical public health priorities and problems. In it, HHS features 355 core, or “measurable,” objectives with 10-year targets, including one to reduce ... Read more

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CMS Makes Covid-19 Data Collection a Requirement in Conditions of Participation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring Covid-19 data collection and reporting as a condition of participation (CoP) for hospitals participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including psychiatric facilities. CMS added the requirement with other provisions…

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HHS Extends Phase 2 General Distribution Deadline to Sept. 13

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline to apply for Phase 2 General Distribution Funding for Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program, dental providers, and certain Medicare providers until Sunday, Sept. 13. This…

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