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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 144

    NABH Releases ‘Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum’ NABH this week released Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum, a white paper that emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of psychiatric residential treatment services for children and adolescents. Together the NABH team and Youth Services Committee developed the paper as ...
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  • CEO Update 143

    CMS Proposes 2.1% Payment Increase to Per-Diem Base Rate for IPFs in FY 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week proposed a 2.1-percent, Medicare payment increase to the per-diem base rate for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) for fiscal year (FY) 2022.   This adjustment would increase the per-diem base rate to $833.50 from $815.22 ...
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  • CEO Update 142

    Biden Administration Releases Drug-Policy Priorities for Year One The Biden administration on Thursday released a statement outlining its first-year, drug-policy priorities to address America’s overdose and addiction crises. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Regina LaBelle noted in an announcement that these priorities will complement President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which includes ...
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  • CEO Update 141

    NABH Priorities for the 117th Congress Now Available NABH this week released its updated advocacy agenda, NABH Priorities for the 117th Congress, in a document available on the association’s homepage. In previous years, NABH released its Legislative and Regulatory Priorities this time of year at the Annual Meeting in time for Hill Day. This year, NABH ...
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Latest Content

NABH Highlights Residential Treatment as Critical Service for Youth in New White Paper

NABH is pleased to share with you Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum, a white paper that emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of psychiatric residential treatment services for children and adolescents. Together the NABH team and…

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CMS Proposes 2.1% Payment Increase to Per-Diem Base Rate for IPFs in FY 2022 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 7 proposed a 2.1-percent, Medicare payment increase to the per-diem base rate for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This adjustment would increase the per-diem base rate…

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