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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 | 79

    CMS Finalizes OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized provisions for the nation’s opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule regulation that the agency released on Nov. 1. NABH released an NABH Analysis that provides a summary of those provisions, which provide for the treatment ... Read more
  • CEO Update | 78

    Psych-Appeal Files Class Action Complaint Against Health Care Service Corp. and MCG Health The firm Psych-Appeal this week filed a class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging that Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)—a mutual legal reserve company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association— is denying ... Read more
  • CEO Update | 77

    NABH, MHA, and NAMI Send Letter to Congress About Citizens Commission on Human Rights NABH, Mental Health America (MHA), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this week sent a letter to Congress about the work of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), an activist organization representing Scientology that questions the legitimacy of psychiatric ... Read more
  • CEO Update | 76

    New Analysis Shows Opioid Crisis Cost the U.S. Economy $631 Billion Over Four Years America’s opioid crisis has cost the U.S. economy at least $631 billion from 2015 to 2018, according to a new analysis from the Society of Actuaries on non-medical opioid use. The report also projected future costs of the opioid crisis for 2019 based ... Read more

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Milliman Report Highlights Barriers to Accessing Behavioral Healthcare Services

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A report from Milliman, Inc. about disparities between physical and behavioral healthcare for both in-network access and provider reimbursement rates underscores NABH’s position that unnecessary barriers continue to deny access to behavioral healthcare for patients who need…

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NABH Analysis: OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

OTP Provisions in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule CMS finalized provisions for the nation’s opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule regulation that the agency released on Nov. 1. This NABH Analysis provides a summary of those provisions, which…

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NABH Issue Brief: CMS Releases Guidance on IMDs Providing Treatment to Medicaid Beneficiaries with At Least One SUD

CMS Releases Guidance on IMDs Providing Treatment to Medicaid Beneficiaries with At Least One SUD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday released guidance to state Medicaid directors that clarifies how section 5052 of the Substance Use…

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