Substance Use Disorder

Jan 6, 2023
Over 46 million Americans aged 12 and older had a substance use disorder in 2021, 16.5% of the population, only 6% of whom received treatment, according to the latest National Survey of Drug Use and Health.
Dec 2, 2022
The number of health care providers with waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder increased 19% between October 2021 and September 2022 to 132,005, HHS announced.
Dec 1, 2022
The AHA urges the DEA to release proposed rules for the Special Registration for Telemedicine as soon as possible. Doing so is necessary to ensure an appropriate feedback period and time for hospitals and health systems to comply with requirements.
Nov 30, 2022
In this proposed rule, HHS seeks to revise, delete, replace or add regulatory language to the Part 2 regulations to align them with those under HIPAA, as well as to improve clarity or readability. The agency notes that it will issue a separate rule on CARES Act provisions related to…
Nov 28, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a notice of public rulemaking to improve the exchange of patient records used in the treatment of substance use disorder.
Nov 14, 2022
Rural America is in crisis. A spike in suicides and deaths by substance abuse has strained communities already struggling with a lack of clinical and inpatient resources. But there is hope. Led by their local health systems, two rural communities in Colorado and North Carolina have rallied to meet…
Oct 12, 2022
The number of drug overdose deaths in America increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2020.
Sep 29, 2022
The House voted 220-205 today to pass legislation to hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits.
Sep 19, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services Friday released a roadmap for better integrating mental health and substance use care into health care, social service and early childhood systems.
Sep 6, 2022
Medicare patients who accessed opioid use disorder treatment through telehealth services during the pandemic were more likely to stay in treatment and less likely to experience an overdose than patients without telehealth access to OUD treatment, according to a federal study published last week in…