Dobson|DaVanzo

Al Dobson Presents at Findings from Newly Released Report at NAPHS Annual Meeting

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2015

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) commissioned Dobson | DaVanzo to define the substance use disorder population and to appraise existing policies regarding the coverage, funding, and delivery of addiction treatment. The report, "Addiction Treatment Today and Tomorrow: Implications and Policy Recommendations" notes that transformative policies (namely, the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have sought to improve patient access to treatment by reforming prior insurance coverage restrictions. Yet significant coverage gaps persist.  The full report, along with the Dobson | DaVanzo two-page Executive Summary, is available at www.naphs.org