Behavioral health issues are decidedly bipartisan and will continue to be on the radar for lawmakers. Advocates for the Cures Act say it will help fight the opioid crisis and better coordinate mental healthcare.
November 30, 2016 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.
Originally set to begin Dec. 1, the policy would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay, and experts believe behavioral health organizations would have had high rates of noncompliance because of tricky scheduling at treatment centers.
A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.
Deciding to add a medical dimension like MAT to an existing program is one thing; actually making the transition is another. The process involves overcoming a number of hurdles that could potentially derail the program.