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NABH Releases Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum

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Bipartisan Policy Center Report Seeks to Bring Mental Healthcare & Addiction Treatment into the 21st Century

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John Snook Joins NABH as Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives

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NABH 2020 Directory Features Essential Behavioral Healthcare Sources

WASHINGTONFeb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) is pleased to share its online Membership Directory with the public for the first time.

NABH’s Membership Directory is designed to help clinicians, hospital admissions staff, employee assistance directors, school counselors, policymakers, journalists, patient advocates, and families identify systems and facilities that provide essential behavioral healthcare services across the United States.

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NABH Comments on CMS’ New Survey and Certification Process for Psychiatric Hospitals

WASHINGTONJan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday announced it has streamlined the process to survey the nation’s psychiatric hospitals to review for compliance with participation requirements in one comprehensive survey.

Beginning in March, CMS will send psychiatric hospitals one survey to evaluate their compliance with both general hospital and psychiatric hospital participation requirements. CMS is not making any changes to the special psychiatric Conditions of Participation (CoPs) in this process.

Under this change, CMS will move the interpretive guidelines from State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix AA, or the special psychiatric CoPs, into Appendix A, the CoPs for general hospitals. Subsequently CMS will delete Appendix AA. This change will allow CMS to issue a single survey and report to hospitals, rather than two.

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2020 Annual Meeting

March 16-18, 2020

Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC

We invite you to use this annual opportunity to learn from, connect with, and influence the decision makers who determine the future of behavioral healthcare services in the United States.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will feature sessions on a variety of issues affecting the U.S. behavioral healthcare industry, with a special emphasis on the barriers to providing and access care.

Learn more and register for the 2020 Annual Meeting

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Shawn Coughlin Named Next NABH President and CEO

Association’s Executive VP Succeeds Retiring NABH President and CEO Mark Covall

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) Board of Trustees has appointed Shawn Coughlin as its president and CEO beginning in January 2020.

Coughlin succeeds Mark Covall, who is retiring after more than 35 years with the association and 24 years as its president and CEO. The Board announced the succession plan in conjunction with its Fall Board Meeting in Washington…

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