Advocacy

2018 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.

NABH’s advocacy priorities for 2018 are:

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 | 20

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar said his agency wants to support mental health integration in schools after he applauded the state of Wisconsin’s efforts on a recent visit there.

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  • CEO Update | 19

    NABH on Thursday released Pathways to Care: Treating Opioid and Substance Use Disorders, a white paper that highlights America’s fragmented addiction treatment system and maps out ways to improve access to our nation’s quality behavioral healthcare services.

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  • CEO Update | 18

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a Medicare payment increase of 1.1 percent next year for inpatient psychiatric facilities in the final Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) rule the agency released on July 31.

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  • CEO Update | 17

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a hospital-based partial hospitalization program (PHP) payment rate of $216.55 for 2019, up from the 2018 rate of $205.36, in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (OPPS/ASC) proposed rule the agency released on July 25.

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Latest Content

NABH Maps Out Pathways to a Better Addiction Treatment System

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) today released Pathways to Care: Treating Opioid and Substance Use Disorders, a white paper that offers practical and applicable approaches to fixing America’s…

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NABH Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee on Opioid Policy

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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NABH Letter to House Ways and Means on Opioid Policies

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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Next Upcoming Event

NABH Annual Meeting 2019

MARCH 18 – 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.

2019/03/18 12:00:00

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, are the people on the front lines of this fight…

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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