Since 1933, NABH has been a national leader in behavioral health advocacy and has a proven track record on legislative and regulatory issues. NABH has established relationships and meets regularly with Members of Congress, Executive Branch representatives, and other industry stakeholders on your behalf.
These are NABH’s advocacy priorities for 2019:
- Legislators, regulators, payers, and employers should work to ensure patient access to behavioral healthcare treatment across the entire behavioral healthcare continuum, which includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and recovery and support services. Please see NABH’s Access to Care resolution on our website’s Access to Care page.
- Legislators and regulators should eliminate unnecessary regulations that prevent access to care and impede recovery. Please see NABH’s report, The High Cost of Compliance: Assessing the Regulatory Burden on Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, on our Access to Care page.
- Congress should repeal the Medicare program’s 190-day limit.
- Congress should eliminate the Medicaid program’s 15-day cap and allow patients to receive inpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment as they do for all other conditions in Medicaid.
Please take some time to read the following advocacy materials. We also urge you to share this information with others, including your federal, state, and local government officials and their staff.
- Be an NABH Advocate
- NABH 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
- Removing Barriers to Care
- Know Before You Go
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