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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 157

    CMS to Raise IPF PPS Payment Rates by 2% in 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it will update payment rates for IPFs by 2.0% next year in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) final rule the agency released Thursday. The calculation is based on the ...
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  • CEO Update 156

    Life expectancy in the U.S. fell by 1.5 years in 2020, biggest decline since at least World War II Provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that life expectancy dropped to 77.3 years in 2020, the largest single-year decline recorded since 1943. Nearly 75% of the decline in the 2020 life ...
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  • CEO Update 155

    CMS Accepting Grant Applications for SUPPORT Act Demonstration Project The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday released a notice of funding opportunity to solicit applications for the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment Act (SUPPORT) 36-month demonstration project. Open only to the 15 states receiving planning grants, the demonstration project ...
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  • CEO Update 154

    NABH Introduces Denial-of-Care Portal for Members NABH this week introduced the NABH Denial-of-Care Portal, a resource for members to provide information about their experiences with managed care organizations that impose barriers to care through insurance-claim denials. NABH’s Managed Care Committee has worked for more than a year to develop the Denial-of-Care Portal as a way to collect ...
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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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