Public Policy Updates
COVID Relief-Appropriations Bill Signed
December 28, 2020
After much negotiation behind the scenes with Congress, the President finally signed the omnibus budget bill, which also contained the latest compromise COVID-19 relief package. It was signed late Sunday evening after...
Congress Passes COVID Relief
December 22, 2020
As it’s final action, Congress passed a budget also containing money for specific COVID-19 relief programs. Even though it took many months to reach this point, we are appreciative of the relief these various programs...
NAATP Focuses on 2021 with Optimism
December 17, 2020
Congress is in the final stages of writing a year-end budget, which we expect will include another round of COVID relief assistance. While the final language could change, we anticipate several programs that could be of...
CDC Sets COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities
December 2, 2020
Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control voted on recommendations to the states regarding who should be first in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccines once they are distributed. The highest priority was determined to...
HHS Extends Provider Fund Relief Deadline
October 26, 2020
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has extended the latest Provider Relief Fund (PRF) application period. The new deadline is November...
For Health’s Sake, VOTE!
October 6, 2020
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers encourages you to exercise your American civic duty this election year and VOTE. Every election is consequential, but this may be the most impactful vote of our...
New SUD Provider Relief Funds Announced
October 1, 2020
Today HHS announced an additional $20 billion for healthcare providers. This money is from previously appropriated funds and specifically includes eligibility for substance use disorder residential treatment providers.
Congress can push HHS to Designate SUD Treatment Provider Assistance Funds
September 21, 2020
As you have certainly heard, Congress is deadlocked regarding reaching an agreement on how to provide another COVID-19 assistance package. NAATP has joined coalition partners in requesting significant financial...
Congress to Focus on 4th Covid-19 Relief Package
July 13, 2020
As Congress returns from the July 4th holiday, the latest COVID-19 relief bill will be on the agenda. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its version, called the Heroes Act. Now the U.S. Senate needs to present...
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