BY THE NUMBERS A new study examined disparities in buprenorphine treatment duration for 240,923 patients from 2006 to 2020. Researchers found that racial and ethnic disparities in the discontinuation of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment with buprenorphine increased in the 14-year study period. In analyzing trends in treatment duration,…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a webinar to kick-off the agency’s initiative to update to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) certification criteria. SAMHSA is preparing to make minor revisions to the certification criteria based on…
Medicare beneficiaries who initiated OUD care during the pandemic were more likely to receive telehealth services than those initiating care pre-pandemic.
On Monday, September 12, we celebrate the launch of 988 — the new easy-to-remember number to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline!
The CMS recently updated its roadmap for the eventual end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) for health care providers.
HHS Secretary Becerra and Sen. Stabenow visited Hegira Health, a CCBHC in Livonia, MI, and praised CCBHCs for the lifesaving services they provide.
Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that nearly $300 million will be put towards improving school-based mental health services.
This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held a hearing on the increasing number of fentanyl-related overdoses in the U.S.
CCBHCs alleviate decades-old challenges in providing access to mental health and substance use care by ensuring access.
This week, the Biden administration announced new initiatives to advance the White House’s Mental Health Strategy released earlier this year.