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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.
Policy
Julie Miller
Last year, the president signed the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which creates a new payment model for seasoned Medicare providers. Final rules are expected on November 1.
Treatment
Ron Manderscheid
Between 2010 and 2030, unprecedented growth will occur in the elderly, age 65 and over population of the United States. About 5.3 million elderly persons will have a substance use condition, compared with 3 million elderly persons today. We must…
Policy
Julie Miller
On Wednesday, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that keeps the federal government operating and also includes $7 million in brand-new funding for CARA.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
The national elections of 2016 are bringing the problems of inequity in American society into exceptional relief. Lessons from seminal conference held last week at Washington University can help each of us address the actions we must take.
Treatment
As part of a $300 million settlement, UnitedHealthcare will no longer require policyholders to demonstrate abstinence from drugs and alcohol for six months before receiving coverage for a costly hepatitis C medication.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
Major issues exist in the economic insecurity of working class Americans; in the engagement of our children and persons with disabilities in our criminal justice system; and in the inability of our major political institutions to function…
Policy
An issue brief released this week from the Kansas Health Institute points to several policies related to Medicaid expansion as variables to watch in 2017.
Policy
A look into the political records of vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence offers a glimpse into their stances on key healthcare issues.
Policy
When comparing opinions about each candidate’s ability to address the opioid crisis, a new survey finds that 51% of respondents believe Clinton would do a better job to address it, and 39% believe Trump would do a better job.
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A report based on 12 years of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that increases in marijuana use in the U.S. are likely to persist. 
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