Public Policy Updates
New Parity Rules Action Needed!
September 18, 2023
As mentioned in previous public policy updates, the Biden Administration has proposed new rules that will take huge steps toward enforcing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity). This is the most...
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Issues New Guidelines on Recovery Housing
September 12, 2023
In August, SAMHSA released the Best Practices for Recovery Housing which is an outline for recovery housing that is both an update of previous guidelines and a response to a White House order for guidance to exclude...
Biden Administration Issues Parity Rule
July 25, 2023
Today the Administration published a new proposed rule designed to help enforce parity through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAE) which was passed in 2008. The law prohibits insurance companies...
House Committee Moves Support Act Reauthorization Eliminates IMD Exclusion
July 20, 2023
Yesterday the House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed HR 4531, the reauthorization of the Support Act for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. The original Support Act...
Opioid Settlement Funds Begin to Arrive NAATP Members Can Advocate for Best Use
July 12, 2023
As opioid litigation reaches settlements and judgments, funds are becoming available in the states. In some cases, the settlement amounts are substantial giving treatment providers opportunity for funding.
NAATP Applauds Administration’s Incarceration Re-Entry Policy
April 18, 2023
For several years NAATP along with our substance use disorder association treatment partners, has supported legislation which provides Medicaid to individuals as they leave incarceration. Studies consistently show that...
White House Previews State of the Union with NAATP
February 7, 2023
The White House contacted NAATP early this morning to preview the President’s State of the Union speech this evening relative to substance use disorder. NAATP appreciates this relationship with the administration that...
Wit v. United Behavioral Health
January 30, 2023
Parity in behavioral health received a blow on January 26th when a three-judge panel released a ruling rejecting the plaintiffs’ appeal in Wit v. United Behavioral Health remanding the case to the district court.
NAATP At White House Event
January 24, 2023
Today, Marvin Ventrell, NAATP CEO represented the NAATP membership at an invitation-only event at the White House to celebrate passage of items of importance to the substance use disorder field contained in the Omnibus...
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