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A social worker, a mother and conference calls all united for what looks at this time like a happy outcome for one young man, despite the failure of multiple treatments. Residential treatment, individual counseling, Vivitrol, AA attendance, an interventionist and a stint at an unlicensed...
As Rhode Island continues to gain national attention for a groundbreaking attempt to offer comprehensive treatment for opioid use disorders in its corrections system, efforts to press for similar reforms elsewhere are intensifying.
Last week, the long‐awaited opioid package was released by the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Notably, 42 CFR Part 2, which the House version had slated for elimination but the Senate had not addressed, is spared. The confidentiality regulation, which requires substance use...
Section 2005. Medicare coverage of certain services furnished by opioid treatment programs. This provision expands Medicare coverage to include Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) for the purposes of delivering Medication‐Assisted Treatment (MAT) to expand access to treatment options for Medicare...
Less than a day after the committee reconciling the House and Senate versions of opioid legislation opted to omit H.R. 6082, which would have replaced the confidentiality regulation 42 CFR Part 2 with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (see p. tk), proponents of that...
The money is flowing. On Sept. 18, the Senate passed a funding bill that includes $5.7 billion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is $584 million more than fiscal year 2018. This includes $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants, an increase of $50...
NAADAC's 2018 annual conference will be held Oct. 5–9 in Houston. For more information, go to https://www.naadac.org/annualconference.
Public health officials in Massachusetts are concerned about a hepatitis A outbreak in the state, particularly among the homeless and those with substance use disorders. Since April, there have been 65 cases of acute hepatitis A in the state, almost half of them in Boston. Hepatitis A is a liver...
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