January 12, 2017 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Members of the new Congress and administration have expressed a strong desire to “reform” Medicaid, although specifics are quite scarce. An effort will be made to change Medicaid to some type of fixed federal payment.
Do we have a war on weed? We have made progress convincing policymakers that morality has little to do with substance use disorders, yet, our future attorney general does not appear to share this belief.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced the final selection of eight states for participation in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program that aims to change payment models.
With the Affordable Care Act likely to be repealed and uncertainty over what will replace it, speakers on a National Council for Behavioral Health conference call Thursday said the time is now for providers to make their voices heard in Washington.