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ACMHA:  The College for Behavioral Health Leadership
ACMHA's mission is to be a convener of diverse and emerging leaders concerned with mental health and substance use policy and practice across systems to identify and address complex issues of emerging importance.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Department of Labor – Mental Health Parity Website
The Department of Labor is the federal agency that develops and enforces regulations regarding workplace related benefits, including implementation of the Mental Health Parity Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

Healthcare 411
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare 411 audio news source provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy and provides non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

Mental Health Liaison Group
The Mental Health Liaison Group (MLHG) is an advocacy coalition comprised of national organizations representing consumer, family members, professionals and providers. Links to these important organization's websites are available on the MHLG website. ABHW is a member of the Mental Health Liaison Group.

Million Hearts™
Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke. ABHW and its member companies have signed the Million Hearts™ pledge.

National Business Coalition on Health
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a national, non-profit, membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation's progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.

National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems.

National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits a variety of health care entities including specialty behavioral health organizations.

National Institutes of Drug Abuse
The National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports and conducts research on drug abuse and addiction in order to improve prevention, treatment and create sound policies.

National Institutes of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by supporting research, improving the diagnosis, treatment, and the prevention of alcohol use disorders, and collaborating with other institutions engaged in alcohol abuse related work.

National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes change through development and implementation of a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation. The Partnership works with businesses to ensure that employees and their families living with mental illness, including substance use disorders, receive effective care.

SAMHSA
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) aims to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities through strategic initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.

URAC
URAC is an independent, nonprofit organization, which promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs by offering a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system; many specialty behavioral health organizations seek URAC accreditation.

 

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Behavioral health is complex. Untreated behavioral health conditions, including both mental health and substance use disorders, have a significant impact on individuals, families, friends, and employers. Individuals with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders need access to evidence-based services - the care that, based on scientific research, has been shown to...

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October 26, 2017 ABHW Statement On The Trump Administration's Opioid Announcement.

October 20, 2017 Statement of Pamela Greenberg, MPP, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Before the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

October 18, 2017 Media Alert – Congressional Briefing, Using Health IT to Combat the Opioid Crisis.

October 16, 2017 ABHW Letter of Support on the Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2.

October 13, 2017 Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness CEO to Speak at White House Opioid Crisis Commission Meeting.

October 12, 2017 ABHW CEO to Chair Payer Behavioral Health Conference in Washington, DC.

September 26, 2017 Health Care Coalition Lauds Manchin and Capito’s “Legacy Act”.

September 26, 2017 ABHW Applauds Senators Manchin and Capito’s “Legacy Act” in Honor of Jessie Grubb.

September 22, 2017 Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill is Unacceptable.

September 12, 2017 FAQ About Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the 21st Century Cures Act Part 38.

September 8, 2017 Media Alert – ABHW is pleased to present a briefing on the role of U.S.behavioral health plans in addressing the opioid epidemic.

August 10, 2017 Insurer Industry Group Commends President’s Declaration of National Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic.

August 1, 2017 ABHW Supports Steps Taken by White House Commission on Opioids.

July 28, 2017 42 CFR Part 2 Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Addiction Treatment.

July 28, 2017 ABHW Applauds Congressman Murphy’s Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Addiction Treatment.

July 27, 2017 ABHW Comments to the Opioid Commission.

July 27, 2017 ABHW Written Comments for HHS Listening Session on Strategies for Improving Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage.

July 12, 2017 ABHW President and CEO to Speak at 2017 Government Health Care Congress.

June 26, 2017 ABHW Letter in Support of the Nomination of Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, for Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use.

May 23, 2017 ABHW Letter to Chairman Hatch on Health Care Reform Process in the Senate.

May 4, 2017 Press Release: ABHW Issues Statement in Wake of House Passage of AHCA.

May 2, 2017 ABHW Letter to House Leadership on AHCA and MacArthur Amendment.

April 26, 2017 Press Release: ABHW to Chair Inaugural Payer-Provider Behavioral Health Management Summit.

April 25, 2017 Press Release: ABHW Recommends Improvements to Medicare Advantage Program.

March 30, 2017 Press Release: ABHW Welcomes White House Commission on Opioids.

March 23, 2017 ABHW Letter to House Leadership Over AHCA Concerns.

March 22, 2017 ABHW Letter to House Leadership on ACHA.

March 17, 2017 ABHW Press Release on Confirmation of New HHS Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma.

March 10, 2017 ABHW Comments to Rep Murphy.

March 8, 2017 ABHW Comment Letter on Market Stabilization Prop Rule.

February 17, 2017 ABHW Press Release on SNPRM Part 2 Comment Letter.

February 17, 2017 ABHW SNPRM Comment Letter to SAMHSA on Confidentiality.

February 1, 2017 ABHW Summary of 42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule and SNPRM.

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