The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.
It’s difficult to quantify the prevalence of unethical practices in behavioral health, but most agree it's more a case of criminal enterprise than treatment centers gone bad. See the survey results with expert analysis.
Anthem has announced changes that will double the number of members who receive behavioral health services as part of their medication-assisted treatment. The insurer has also dropped its preauthorization requirement.
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.