2019 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 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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 152

    Biden Highlights Parity in National Recovery Month Proclamation Today kicks off National Recovery Month, a nationwide observance every September since 1989 to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. In his proclamation on the annual ...
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  • CEO Update 151

    Please Update Your Member Information for the 2023 NABH Membership Directory! NABH is developing its online-only 2023 Membership Directory, an essential member benefit that helps the association in its advocacy efforts. Earlier this week NABH sent members a link to the association’s membership-update tool. To help ensure we have the most accurate information on our members, please ...
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  • CEO Update 150

    Federal Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Behavioral Health IT Legislation Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Sens. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently introduced the Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) Coordination Act to improve coordination of mental and physical healthcare by supporting behavioral healthcare providers’ efforts to adopt health IT systems.                                   NABH ...
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  • CEO Update 149

    CMS Releases FY 2024 IPF PPS Final Rule The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) final rule.   NABH’s Position While the final rule includes many NABH priorities, we remain concerned that it does not go far enough to account for the ...
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Andrew Dodson Joins NABH as Director of Congressional Affairs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) is pleased to welcome Andrew (Andy) Dodson as the association’s director of congressional affairs, effective Aug. 16. Andy brings to NABH more than 20 years of legislative and regulatory advocacy experience in senior…

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CMS Final Rule Estimates Overall IPF Payments to Increase by 2.3% in 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday released its Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) final rule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which is estimated to increase overall payments to IPFs by 2.3%, or $70…

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