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Coalition forms to drive parity compliance in 10 states

November 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Parity@10 Campaign aims to shift the burden onto insurers to demonstrate their plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act before they can be sold to consumers.

Executives mixed on opioid commission report

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

Would involuntary commitment for addiction save lives?

November 2, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Civil commitment for those who need addiction treatment could save lives, but hurdles impede implementation as states work through legal and ethical concerns.

Hill Day discussions focus on funding and workforce issues

October 5, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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During the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual Hill Day event, 600 stakeholders met with elected officials to advocate for better resources for mental health and addiction disorder treatment.

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to extend CCBHCs

October 4, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Tuesday, lawmakers in both chambers reintroduced a bill to extend the federal demo for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to a total of 19 states.

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by the Treatment Advocacy Center asserts that states’ inability to care for those with mental illness who have committed major crimes is driving up rearrest rates and draining public resources.

During Recovery Month, do the next right thing

September 14, 2017  |  Linda Rosenberg
Perspectives

Let’s keep doing the next right thing, not just during Recovery Month, but every month, until...

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

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.

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