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The new guide will help patients understand their mental and behavioral health, navigate treatment options, and find appropriate services.

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The five-year demonstration project, beginning Jan. 1, 2018, aims to strengthen substance use disorder care for state Medicaid beneficiaries.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' frequently asked questions document clarifies aspects of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity final rule for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Participants learned about Coaching to Wellness, a program for mental health consumers with comorbid health conditions in Contra Costa County, California.

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Starting in 2017, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can train to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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Providers approved for a patient limit increase must report on caseload, patients referred to behavioral health care, and their diversion control plan.

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Congress seems likely to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Sept. 30. Lawmakers also are expected to approve funding to combat Zika.

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Panelists discussed problems and potential solutions at the briefing, which pointed to low patient engagement, lack of resources and knowledge, and the need to integrate physical and behavioral health as key challenges.

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House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the National Trauma System. Opioid legislation cleared both chambers.

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Senate appropriators pass HHS spending bill that includes 340B Drug Pricing Program user fee and instructions to HRSA to consider stakeholder input in final mega-guidance.

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The legislation would incorporate risk adjustment for socioeconomic status into Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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Lawmakers are expected to have a busy June that also could include agreement among House and Senate leaders on funding to combat Zika.

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Lawmakers are in recess this week following failure of the House to pass a bipartisan budget resolution. Last week, House and Senate committees tackled opioids, disparities, and mental health.

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Regulation provides more robust mental health, substance use care options for those in Medicaid alternative benefit plans, CHIP, and Medicaid managed care.

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Conservative Freedom Caucus opposes GOP budget plan; Senate-passed bill would combat opioid abuse; health committees work on mental health, Medicare improvement.

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Learn how a patient-centered and recovery-oriented approach helped increase Kings County Hospital Center’s patient engagement and their ability to measure group efficacy.

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Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, of Hurley Medical Center, helped to uncover lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.

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Budget plan would improve Medicaid access and coverage and tackle drug pricing, but make damaging Medicare cuts; lawmakers examine Medicaid housing coverage, FMAP, 21st Century Cures, mental health.

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Senate Judiciary examines heroin and prescription drug abuse; Winter Storm Jonas delays scheduled House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on Medicaid FMAP

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America's Essential Hospitals and two members systems host congressional staff for round-table discussions about how proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program guidance threatens vulnerable patients and essential hospitals.

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The House proposes a budget deal with potentially damaging changes for essential hospitals - the association is fighting these. Paul Ryan expected to be the next speaker of the House. The Senate HELP committee examines mental health.

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Planned Parenthood remains an issue in government funding. Congress considers hospital bills, Medicare Part B premiums, medical innovation, health care competition, and Medicaid fraud and abuse, vows to focus on mental health.

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The recent passing of a 9/11 survivor is an important reminder of the need for health care outreach and discussion

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Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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States may apply for a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver to support innovative care delivery for substance abuse disorder. SAMHSA, HRSA to also offer funding opportunities.

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The House will vote to repeal two major ACA provisions this week - medical device tax and the IPAB - and consider four Medicare Advantage bills. Health committees are reviewing mental health and HIT.

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The association submitted comments to CMS supporting expansion of coverage parity to Medicaid alternative benefit plans, CHIP, and Medicare MCOs for dual eligibles. Association urged CMS to ensure equity of service across states, actuarially sound payment rates.

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Learn how to use a team-based approach and the IMPACT model to integrate care in an ambulatory setting

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Beneficiaries of Medicaid alternative benefit plans, CHIP, and Medicaid managed care organizations would stand to benefit from more robust mental health and substance use care options.

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Plus, senators are concerned with the CMS rating system for Medicare Advantage plans.

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The House and Senate vary recesses. Finance Committee approves HHS secretary nominee Sylvia Matthews Burwell. The Senate is expected to vote on her nomination in early June. Congress continues to scrutinize the scandal around several Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

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The yearlong investigation of the federal government's spending and resources on mental health issues. The report found that individuals with the most severe conditions are less likely to receive treatment for their illness. The investigation was led by Rep. Tim Murphy, chair of the committee's Oversight Subcommittee.

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CMS released the final rule with comment period regarding the new Medicare FQHC prospective payment system. The payment system could increase Medicare payments to FQHCs by as much as 32 percent.

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2014 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals grant applications are due June 3. The program seeks to expand the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth who are at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder.

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House and Senate lawmakers also to discuss budget proposals, including president's

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About 200 health centers can expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness, drug problems, and alcohol problems.

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Event is a follow-up to the June 4 Obama administration conference on mental health

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Calls issue a particular focus for association in context of the vulnerable populations its members serve

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Says measure would direct much-needed funding toward services for mentally ill and entire communities

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Says an estimated $1.6 billion in cuts to state funding for mental health services has exacerbated problem

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.