Financial Strain Has 40% of Mental Health, SUD Treatment Organizations Facing Closure

Behavioral health providers have long struggled with low reimbursement rates and slim margins, and the coronavirus only compounded those problems. As a result, a large number of American mental health and addiction treatment organizations could be forced to shut their doors if they don’t get more federal relief, the National Council for Behavioral Health found […]

New Funding Allows for Massive Expansion of CCBHCs

The number of certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) nationwide just skyrocketed thanks to a slew of newly released grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This week SAMHSA awarded CCBHC grants to 134 clinics, bringing the total number of CCBHCs nationwide up to 340 — an increase of nearly 50% […]

Bill to Help Behavioral Providers Treat Incarcerated SUD Patients Heads to Trump’s Desk

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed new legislation that would provide more aid and resources for care coordination efforts between community mental health and addiction treatment centers and local law enforcement agencies. The move comes about a month after the Senate passed the bill, called the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act. Now, the […]