Advocacy

2020 Advocacy
Priorities

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 122

    HHS Releases Revised Guidance on Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements In new guidance Thursday, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) offered some flexibility on how providers may use Provider Relief Funds (PRF) to recoup lost revenues related to the coronavirus this year. NABH sent a letter to HHS early this month that urged the department ... Read more
  • CEO Update 121

    Presidential Executive Order Establishes Coronavirus Mental Health Working Group The White House last week issued an executive order to create a Coronavirus Mental Health Working Group that is expected to develop a plan that addresses Covid-19’s mental health effects on Americans and calls for agencies to maximize support for behavioral healthcare treatment. President Trump’s Saving Lives Through ... Read more
  • CEO Update 120

    CMS Gives Medicare Part A & B Providers One More Year to Repay AAP Loans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Thursday it will give Medicare Part A and B providers and suppliers an additional year to repay loans the agency made to them during the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS had advanced ... Read more
  • CEO Update 119

    HHS Includes Behavioral Healthcare Providers in Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 Distribution  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday announced an additional $20 billion is available from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) for healthcare providers to recover Covid-19-related financial losses and changes in operating expenses. HHS highlighted behavioral healthcare providers in its announcement ... Read more

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CMS Corrects Announcement to Say Providers Cannot Use PRF When Repaying Medicare Loans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has corrected a misstatement in its Oct. 8 news release to say the nation’s healthcare providers and suppliers cannot use Provider Relief Funds (PRF) to repay Medicare loans the agency has made during…

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CMS Gives Medicare Part A & B Providers One More Year to Repay AAP Loans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Thursday it will give Medicare Part A and B providers and suppliers an additional year to repay loans the agency made to them during the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS…

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New CMS Guidance Requires Psychiatric Hospitals to Report Covid-19 Data Weekly

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released guidance that requires Medicare- and Medicaid-participating psychiatric hospitals to report Covid-19 data to the agency on a weekly basis. CMS published an interim final rule in early September that said…

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