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Ensuring access to mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services could not be more urgent or important than at this time. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that symptoms of anxiety disorder were approximately three times higher and prevalence of depression about four times higher among adults during the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

Meanwhile, overdoses have spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 40 states reporting increased opioid-related deaths, and an overall increase in overdoses of 18% between May of 2019 and 2020. At the same time, suicide rates have continued to rise, up 35% between 1999 and 2018, with early indications of additional increases in suicides more recently.

Our Covid-19 webpage is designed to help NABH members access important and applicable resources as they navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the SUD Crisis

Congress should increase access to substance use disorder treatment.

Expanding the Behavioral Health Workforce

Congress should expand the mental health and substance use disorder workforce.

CEO Update

  • CEO Update 144

    NABH Releases ‘Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum’ NABH this week released Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum, a white paper that emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of psychiatric residential treatment services for children and adolescents. Together the NABH team and Youth Services Committee developed the paper as ...
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  • CEO Update 143

    CMS Proposes 2.1% Payment Increase to Per-Diem Base Rate for IPFs in FY 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week proposed a 2.1-percent, Medicare payment increase to the per-diem base rate for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) for fiscal year (FY) 2022.   This adjustment would increase the per-diem base rate to $833.50 from $815.22 ...
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  • CEO Update 142

    Biden Administration Releases Drug-Policy Priorities for Year One The Biden administration on Thursday released a statement outlining its first-year, drug-policy priorities to address America’s overdose and addiction crises. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Regina LaBelle noted in an announcement that these priorities will complement President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which includes ...
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  • CEO Update 141

    NABH Priorities for the 117th Congress Now Available NABH this week released its updated advocacy agenda, NABH Priorities for the 117th Congress, in a document available on the association’s homepage. In previous years, NABH released its Legislative and Regulatory Priorities this time of year at the Annual Meeting in time for Hill Day. This year, NABH ...
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Latest Content

NABH Highlights Residential Treatment as Critical Service for Youth in New White Paper

NABH is pleased to share with you Residential Treatment: A Vital Component of the Behavioral Healthcare Continuum, a white paper that emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of psychiatric residential treatment services for children and adolescents. Together the NABH team and…

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CMS Proposes 2.1% Payment Increase to Per-Diem Base Rate for IPFs in FY 2022 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 7 proposed a 2.1-percent, Medicare payment increase to the per-diem base rate for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This adjustment would increase the per-diem base rate…

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