Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.
March 17, 2017 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Many people have come forth to reveal that the Affordable Care Act saved their lives. All of this has raised questions about the early death of persons with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development and disability conditions.
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.
The national conversation about addiction is changing, and as more people seek treatment, managed care organizations will likely give providers a closer look—especially the out-of-network providers that are submitting high-priced claims.
Constellations Behavioral Health has announced the addition of Hanbleceya Recovery Network to its portfolio of behavioral healthcare programs, joining Alta Mira in Sausalito, Calif., and Bridges to Recovery in Los Angeles.