NAMD submitted comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on the criteria for the state-certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) demonstration enacted under Sec. 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The comments focus on maximizing participation and success for those states interested in leveraging this opportunity to […]

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NAMD and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) submitted joint comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder health information (42 CFR Part 2). Among other recommendations, the letter urges SAMHSA to align the privacy requirements governing alcohol and […]

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NAMD releases federal policy recommendations to support state-driven improvements in Medicaid behavioral health services. NAMD released its letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee which identifies opportunities for improving the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. As a nation, we have undergone dramatic changes in how we identify, treat and finance appropriate services […]

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In the midst of federal level deliberations on mental health services, NAMD wrote to leaders on the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pension committees identifying issues Congress should consider and proposals that could strengthen state Medicaid programs. Read the full letter here.

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