Behavioral Health News Archive

2017 News

HHS announces $70 million in funding to address opioid crisis 5/31/17

President names five to commission on opioid crisis 5/11/17

HHS awards grants to help states, territories combat opioid addiction 4/20/17

CDC launches online training series on opioid prescribing guidelines 4/18/17

Tool depicts national, local drug poisoning trends 4/18/17

Heroin use disorders triple over decade 3/31/17

President establishes commission to review federal response to opioid crisis 3/30/17

American Association of Poison Centers releases online help tool 3/20/17

SAMHSA announces webinar on substance use disorder confidentiality rule 3/10/17

Coverage Matters in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse 3/3/17

Study: Many people treated with buprenorphine continue to receive other opioids 2/27/17

SAMHSA delays implementation of substance use disorder confidentiality rule 2/15/17

Vanessa Ervin advocates for better behavioral health care 1/26/17

HHS: Uninsured mental health, substance use hospitalizations fall 1/12/17

Eight states to participate in Medicaid behavioral health demonstration 1/4/17

2016 News

President signs 21st Century Cures Act 12/13/16

Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act 12/7/16

House advances several hospital priorities in sending revised 21st Century Cures bill to the Senate 12/1/16

AHA urges House to pass 21st Century Cures Act 11/29/16

Revised 21st Century Cures bill includes AHA-supported provisions 11/28/16

Surgeon General issues report on preventing substance misuse, related disorders 11/17/16

Federal task force announces recommendations, actions to improve behavioral health parity 10/28/16

AHA comments on physician fee schedule proposed rule for 2017 9/6/16

HHS awards $53 million to combat opioid epidemic 8/31/16

AHA to Sen. McConnell Re: Senate Vote on Meaningful Mental Health Reform Legislation 8/29/16

AHA to Sen. Reid Re: Support for Senate Action on Meaningful Mental Health Reform Legislation 8/29/16

AHA to Sens. Markey, Cornyn, Portman and Bennet in support of the Independence at Home Act, S. 3130 8/29/16

Senators urge CMS to remove IMD exclusion for substance abuse treatment 8/3/16

President signs legislation to address opioid epidemic 7/25/16

CMS creates mailbox for questions on Medicaid/CHIP mental health parity rule 7/22/16

CMS extends deadline for IPF, inpatient elective delivery measures 7/15/16

Senate approves legislation to address opioid epidemic 7/14/16

Governors sign compact to fight opioid addiction 7/14/16

Special Bulletin: Progress on Addressing the Opioid Epidemic 7/14/16

House approves legislation to address opioid epidemic 7/8/16

House passes mental health bill 7/8/16

HHS proposes hospital VBP change, other actions to combat opioid epidemic 7/6/16

House mental health bill passes committee unanimously after revisions 6/16/16

CMS postpones data collection for three IPF quality reporting measures 6/9/16

Senate subcommittee approves Labor-HHS funding bill 6/7/16

House votes to go to conference with Senate on opioid bills 5/17/16

House approves AHA-supported bills to address opioid epidemic 5/12/16

Letter: Health organizations to House leaders: Amending the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to address opioid crisis 5/10/16

Hoyer says Congress needs to act on opioids, Zika 5/2/16

House committee approves AHA-backed bills to prevent opioid deaths, dependency 4/28/16

AHA voices support for six House bills to address the opioid epidemic 4/26/16

Cleveland health systems testify at Senate field hearing on opioid epidemic 4/22/16

AHA urges SAMHSA to align substance abuse confidentiality requirements with HIPAA 4/5/16

Special Bulletin: CMS Finalizes Rule on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity for Medicaid and CHIP 3/30/16


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