The American Rescue Plan Can Eliminate HCBS Waitlists and Address Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Crises

October 19, 2021

800,000 individuals presently sit on waitlists across the nation for Medicaid waiver services. These numbers mounting every year. In response, the Biden-Harris administration is increasing community support through the American Rescue Plan. The funding might be the beginning of a larger shift in the way society views substance abuse and behavioral healthcare moving forward. Eliminating the HCBS waitlists (home- and community-based services) will be a dazzling start. 

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health

Presidential Budget Released, Block Grant Guidance

July 28, 2021

95% of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) are engaged in one or more innovative practices in collaboration with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies (e.g., police, jails, and courts). Read more about how CCBHCs are leading a bold shift in mental health and substance use care in the May 2021 CCBHC Impact Report.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health

How Substance Use Disorder EHR Can Transform Treatment Centers in 2021

June 2, 2021

Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers have the potential to spearhead dramatic change in behavioral health. Substance use disorder EHR (electronic health record) systems have the ability to promote clinical best practices in addiction treatment practices. Unfortunately, SUD treatment centers have been slow to adopt EHR.

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Topics: Substance Abuse