In addition to declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a policy to expedite the waiver process for states requesting an IMD exclusion workaround.
Those who are working tirelessly to address the opioid crisis were disheartened by a recent report that describes how profitable drug distributors influenced a policy that reduced the DEA’s ability to stop diversion.
October 12, 2017 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Recent discussions by members of Congress and the Trump administration again have raised the specter of Medicare “reform." Although they lack key details, these talks seem to have two consistent threads: a private locus for program operations and a variable...
While behavioral health providers now have a greater opportunity to be involved in a patient’s collaborative care, it’s the responsibility of the providers themselves to ensure they are set up for success in these situations.
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.