Public Policy Updates
Addiction Field Celebrates Parity Anniversary: Senate Passes Opioid Package
October 3, 2018
The Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment fields celebrated the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity) today during an event hosted by the Kennedy...
NAATP Priorities Included in Final Congressional Opioid Package
September 26, 2018
Late Tuesday, following weeks of discussions, House and Senate negotiators reached a final agreement on a bill addressing the opioid crisis.
Senate Passes Opioid Package
September 17, 2018
This evening the U.S. Senate passed their version of the package designed to address the Opioid crisis and other substance use disorders. It contained over 70 legislative proposals from five different Senate committees...
US Senate to Vote on Opioid Package
September 7, 2018
Senate Leadership announced last evening that they will vote on a bi-partisan package of legislation designed to address the opioid crisis and other substance use disorder issues. The vote will be scheduled next week.
CMS Awards $8.6 Million in ACA Grants
August 20, 2018
CMS has awarded $8.6 million in remaining Affordable Care Act (ACA) grants to 30 states and the District of Columbia to bolster their insurance markets. According to CMS, the funding can be used to analyze a state's...
Senate Urged to Pass Substance Use Disorder Package
August 13, 2018
Before leaving Washington for its August recess, the US House of Representatives passed a large package of bills related to the Opioid crisis and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) generally. As we know, people continue to...
NAATP Testifies to Congressional Committee
July 25, 2018
Yesterday the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers provided testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, regarding the Association’s Quality Assurance...
Congress Passes NAATP Priorities this Week
June 21, 2018
The US House of Representatives passed NAATP priorities this week as they address opioid/substance use disorder legislation.
Congress Focuses on Addiction Treatment Ethics
May 30, 2018
Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced, in a press release, that it is investigating call aggregators as they focus on ethical problems with some addiction treatment providers.
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