2020 Advocacy

Nearly 20% of Americans experience a mental illness or substance use disorder. This year 45,000 Americans will die by suicide, 63,000 will die from drug overdoses and 100,000 more will have their first episode of psychosis. This is why we advocate, and who we advocate for.

Please click here to see our 2020 Advocacy Priorities.

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the Opioid 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 103

    HHS Extends Compliance Deadline for Providers to Receive Covid-19 Relief Funds HHS late last week announced a 45-day, compliance deadline extension for healthcare providers who receive payments from the Provider Relief Fund to accept the department’s required terms and conditions. The extension means HHS has granted providers a total of 90 days from the time they receive ... Read more
  • CEO Update 102

    Healthcare Providers Must Act by June 3 to Receive Additional Relief Fund Payment Eligible healthcare providers have until Wednesday, June 3 to submit their revenue information and accept all terms and conditions to receive an additional payment from the Provider Relief Fund’s $50 billion general distribution, HHS said this week. HHS’ notice said all providers who automatically ... Read more
  • CEO Update 101

    NABH Letter to Lawmakers Outlines How to Address Covid-19’s Effects on Behavioral Health NABH’s Covid-19 task force on Tuesday sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and senior congressional leaders that lists behavioral healthcare providers’ top challenges and recommendations as America prepares for a surge in mental health and addiction issues resulting from the Covid-19 ... Read more
  • CEO Update 100

    Health Affairs Blog Examines Strategies for Helping Individuals with OUD During Covid-19 A Health Affairs blog post this week outlines specific strategies that the federal government, states, and other stakeholders can apply to help individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) mitigate the effects of Covid-19. Co-writers Jocelyn Guyer, managing director at Manatt Health, and Karen Scott, president ... Read more

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NABH-The Kennedy Forum Op-Ed

In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced some hopeful news when it reported a slight uptick in U.S. life expectancy following years of decline largely due to historic rates of overdoses and suicides. Sadly, COVID-19 has the…

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CMS Expects FY 2021 IPF Payments to Increase by 2.4%

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 10 said it expects payments to inpatient psychiatric facilities to increase by 2.4% in fiscal year 2021, boosting the federal per diem base rate to $817.59 from $798.55. An announcement…

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HHS Announces $30 Billion in Covid-19 Relief Funding for Providers

HHS announced on Friday it is distributing $30 billion immediately to healthcare providers fighting the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is the first portion of the $100 billion allotted to hospitals and other providers as part of the Coronavirus Preparedness…

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