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Insurers not providing sufficient evidence of parity act compliance

June 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recently analysis finds insurers are not providing consumers or state regulators with adequate documentation about their plans’ mental health and addiction treatment benefits.

NAPHS names director of policy and regulatory affairs

May 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Scott Dziengelski, former law director for U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, has been named director of policy and regulatory affairs for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.

Shatterproof launches SUD treatment task force

April 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Not-for-profit advocacy group Shatterproof, led by CEO Gary Mendell, has created the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force with the hope of putting an influential surgeon general’s report into action.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader. 

Payers prefer objective data on mental health medications

April 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Many mental health advocacy groups push for greater input from patients in clinical trials, but new research shows payers are more interested in objective data that measures new medications’ effectiveness.

How to promote the value of human service programs

April 12, 2017  |  Sara M. Howe and Randy Wells
Perspectives

We who work in the field of human services often do a poor job of promoting what we bring to the table in terms of contributing to the state and our communities beyond services delivered to our clients.

NatCon17: How to work with the Trump administration

April 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In order to advance healthcare priorities, such as mental health first aid, CCBHCs and funding to combat the opioid crisis, industry advocates must approach the teams that surround Trump to get their attention.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

NAPHS announces new leader for advocacy initiatives

April 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems has named Julie E. Richardson as its director of advocacy and senior counsel.

NatCon17: The health policy war is not over

April 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, recommended that the industry continue to question any bill or executive order that could hurt those with mental health or addiction disorders.

Physicians group issues SUD prevention and treatment recommendations

March 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The American College of Physicians has published a series of recommendations on facilitating effective treatment and prevention of substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs.

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