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The event, held last week in Washington, D.C., served as a state of the union for behavioral healthcare, drawing attention to the largest issues facing the field.
Ron Manderscheid
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Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
A Congressional briefing held earlier this week addressed the decarceration of transition age youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental disorders, with presentations outlining the issue, its impact, including…
Treatment
In his new book, attorney Harry Nelson, founder of the Nelson Hardiman healthcare law firm, says the opioid epidemic is a structural challenge that requires more than late-stage interventions and policymaking.
Policy
Changes to medical marijuana laws, use of PDMPs state-by-state, and access to naloxone were among the legal topics covered during a breakout session Thursday at the Rx Summit.
Policy
President Donald Trump pledged his administration’s support for providers and officials in the opioid crisis fight and highlighted various initiatives during an address at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
Policy
The American Academy of Nursing has issued a policy brief calling for an end to criminalization of maternal substance use in favor of a public health strategy.
Policy
Health officials in 22 states and territories want the federal government to lift some of the restrictive regulations that limit the prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
Policy
The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced that the state’s Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
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At this month's National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Robert Valuck, PhD, will present key advocacy strategies to achieve results in combating the opioid crisis.
Ron Manderscheid
Policy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
As we develop the capacity to promote more effective decarceration practices, it also will be important to be very clear about how we undertake this work. Here are a series of action items to facilitate this effort.
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It's time to abandon the practice of having mental health criteria being developed by payers and replace it with an approach comparable to the ASAM guidelines.
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