Public Policy Updates
US Senate Confirms National Drug Control Policy Director
January 3, 2019
Last evening the United States Senate confirmed acting ONDCP Director, Jim Carroll to the position. He became the first permanent director in nearly two years. While Director Carroll has not had extensive experience in...
Administration Provides Flexibility for IMD Exclusion
November 13, 2018
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced new flexibility for states wishing to expand the limits contained in the IMD exclusion for Medicaid patients. Existing policy limited Medicaid funding for...
After Votes are Counted, Addiction Remains a Bipartisan Disease
November 7, 2018
The mid-term election is now history. Once again, the American People have given us divided government. NAATP congratulates the winners in last night’s election.
Opioid Bill Becomes Law
October 24, 2018
Yesterday the President signed HR 6, the bi-partisan Opioid legislation Congress has been working on most of 2018. The legislative package contained over 120 separate bills and was supported by both sides of the...
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...