ACA/AHCA/Medicaid and Substance Use Disorder Strategies

Essential Health Benefits

CFRI Essential Health Benefits Webinar Series sponsored by SAMHSA, NASMHPD, and NASADAD (You must register first via the links below to view the recordings.)

PDF icon NASMHPD Policy Brief: Financing and the Public Mental Health System (link is external)
PDF icon Actuarial Value of Health Plan Benefit Designs

 

Medicaid Expansion

PDF icon The Interplay between Medicaid DSH Payment Cuts, the IMD Exclusion and the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program: Impacts on State ...(link is external)
PDF icon Final Rule on Medicaid Eligibility Changes(link is external)
PDF icon Press Release (link is external)
PDF icon Questions and Answers(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet

 

Eligibility, Enrollment and Outreach

Enrollment and Eligibility Webinar Series sponsored by SAMHSA, NASMHPD, and NASADAD (You must register first to view the recording.)

PDF icon Alliance for Health Reform Toolkit: Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy: Do Consumers Know What. They Are Buying?

 

Quality Measurement and H.I.T.

Crossing the Behavioral Health Digital Divide: The Role of Health Information Technology in Improving Care for People with Serious Mental Illness in State Mental Health Systems, June 2014 HIT and BH Issue Paper Final 9/29/14(link is external)

Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities, Full Report(link is external)

PDF icon Overview(link is external)
PDF icon Full Report(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on SAMHSA Quality Improvement Initiative(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on Empowering Consumers(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on Measuring Improved Behavioral Health Performance

 

Payment and Delivery Reforms

Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities, Full Report(link is external)    Overview(link is external)
The Role of Integrated Service Delivery Models in Addressing the Needs of Adults and Children with Behavioral Health Conditions NASMHPD Integration Issue PaperFINAL - 9/26/14)(link is external)

PDF icon Cornerstones for Behavioral Healthcare Today and Tomorrow (link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on ACOs(link is external)
PDF icon Q&A on ACOs(link is external)
PDF icon Q&A on Health Homes(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on Health Homes(link is external)
PDF icon A Brief Guide to ACOs(link is external)
PDF icon Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration – IMD Issues

 

Workforce Development

 NASMHPD Policy Brief: Workforce and the Public Mental Health System(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on Promoting Peer Support Services

 

Mental Health Parity

Senate Help Committee Holds Major Hearing on Mental Health Issues: Parity Issues, Integration, Importance of Peer Specialists Spotlighted during the Session on January 23, 2013.

PDF icon NASMHPD Press Release Praises the Release of Final Parity Rule - November 8, 2013(link is external)
PDF icon Senate Help Committee Holds Major Hearing on Mental Health Issues: Parity Issues, Integration, Importance of Peer Specialists Sp(link is external)
PDF icon Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008(link is external)
PDF icon Fact Sheet on Implementing Mental Health Parity

 

Additional Resources

PDF icon SAMHSA Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

 

Text of the American Health Care Act

Link to HR 1628

 

Medicaid and Substance Use Disorder Strategies

H.R. 6 SUPPORT Act - Section by Section(link is external)

Leveraging Medicaid Technology to Address the Opioid Crisis - June 11, 2018(link is external)

Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic - November 1, 2017(link is external)

New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder - July 27, 2015(link is external)

 

PDF icon Conference Committee Amendment to H.R. 6