2019 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 2019 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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 | 72

    CMS Releases FAQ on Qualified Residential Treatment Programs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday released a Frequently Asked Questions document that clarifies how the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Exclusion affects Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs). CMS released the document following the Family First Prevention Services Act— included in theBalance Budget Act of ... Read more
  • CEO Update | 71

    NABH Endorses Legislation For a 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Line NABH joined nearly 50 mental health organizations in endorsing The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (HR 4194), which would establish a national 3-digit suicide prevention line. The legislation has nearly 70 congressional co-sponsors and a bipartisan Senate companion bill is currently being drafted. NABH previously sent a ... Read more
  • CEO Update | 70

    HHS Announces $1.8 billion in Funding to States to Fight Opioid Crisis HHS this week announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to combat America’s deadly opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and supporting near real-time data on the drug overdoses. As part of the funding, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... Read more
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    SAMHSA Releases 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health The United States saw a significant decrease in prescription opioid use among all age groups and a significant increase in serious mental illness last year, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ... Read more

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NABH Issue Brief: CMS Proposes Slight Payment Increase for PHPs and CMHCs in 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a hospital-based partial hospitalization program (PHP) payment rate of $228.20 for 2020, up from the 2019 rate of $220.86, in…

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