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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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HEALTHCARE INTEGRATION IN THE ERA OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Changes are occurring across the healthcare landscape, with a significant focus on integration of behavioral and physical health. This paper is intended to help inform these efforts by focusing on the long history Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness...

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

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

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

ABHW Press Release to House Leadership Over AHCA Concerns (March 23, 2017)

ABHW Comment Letter to House Leadership on ACHA (March 22, 2017)

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

ABHW Comment Letter to Rep Murphy (March 10, 2017)

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

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

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

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

ABHW Paper - Behavioral Health Organizations Current and Future Approaches to Addressing the U.S. Opioid Crisis (May 2016)

ABHW Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (May 27, 2016)

ABHW and Diverse List of Health Care Stakeholders Letter to House Leadership calling attention to the importance of amending 42 CFR Part 2 (May 10, 2016)

ABHW Interview on 42 CFR Part 2 (April 27, 2016)

ABHW Editorial on 42 CFR Part 2 (April 11, 2016)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW and Diverse List of Health Care Stakeholders want HIPAA Standard to Apply to Substance Use Records (April 11, 2016)

ABHW and Diverse List of Health Care Stakeholders Comments: on the notice of proposed rulemaking on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, 42 CFR Part 2 (April 11, 2016)

ABHW Comments: on the notice of proposed rulemaking on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, 42 CFR Part 2 (April 11, 2016)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW Supports Changes to Outdated Substance Use Disorder Privacy Regulation (February 5, 2016)

ABHW Paper: on 42 CFR Part 2 - Now is the Time to Strengthen Protection of Substance Use Records by Revisiting the Substance Use Privacy Law (December 21, 2015)

ABHW Press Release: on 42 CFR Part 2 - All ABHW Wants for Christmas are Changes to the Substance Use Privacy Law (December 21, 2015)

ABHW Paper: on Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act (August 5, 2015)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW Released Report Demonstrating Critical Role Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations Play in the Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health (August 5, 2015)

ABHW Press Release: on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders (July 14, 2015)

ABHW Comments on SAMHSA’s Peer Core Competencies: ABHW is pleased to see a comprehensive list of essential core competencies required by peer providers. (May 21, 2015)

ABHW Press Statement: ABHW Mourns Loss of Robin Williams (August 12, 2014)

Stamp Out Stigma highlighted in Behavioral Healthcare, MBHOs Launch Anti-Stigma Campaign for MI and SUD (May 22, 2014)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW Applauds Reps. Peters and Miller for Introducing National Mental Health No Stigma Week Resolution (May 14, 2014)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW Launches Stamp Out Stigma Campaign to Reach 1 Million People in 2014 (April 2, 2014)

Final Parity Rule Provides New Guidance for ABHW Members – The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) issued the following statement today in response to the release of the final Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) regulations this morning. (November 8, 2013)

ABHW letter to the Senate Finance Committee in response to the Committee’s request for information from the mental health community on how to improve the mental health system in the United States (September 30, 2013)

ABHW Press Release: ABHW President and CEO Participates in Historic White House Conference on Mental Health, Applauds National Dialogue (June 3, 2013)


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