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Ask the PCSS Expert: Counseling Requirements in Addiction Treatment?


A physician wrote the PCSS mentor network seeking advice on what type of counseling (group/individual/ AA, NA/ therapist) are typically required as part of addiction treatment.

 

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Brain Stimulation as a Potential Treatment for Addiction

 

Brain stimulation has been in use for decades as a potential treatment for psychiatric disorders. However, its use in addiction is relatively new.




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ASAM Applauds Release of Final Parity Regulations

by Alexis Geier-Horan | Nov 08, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury for releasing final regulations that implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

ASAM, in partnership with many other mental health and addiction patient and provider groups, has advocated for the issuance of regulations that fully implement the 2008 parity law. “MHPAEA intended to level the playing field by equalizing coverage for mental health and addiction disorders with that provided for other chronic diseases,” says ASAM President, Dr. Stuart Gitlow. “ASAM thanks the Administration for issuing regulations that bring us significantly closer to this reality.”

The final MHPAEA regulations apply to large employer-based plans and, as per the Affordable Care Act, all federally qualified health plans offered through the new health insurance marketplaces. The final rules do not apply to Medicare, Medicaid managed care or alternative benefit Medicaid plans.

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ASAM Applauds Release of Final Parity Regulations

by Alexis Geier-Horan | Nov 08, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury for releasing final regulations that implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

ASAM, in partnership with many other mental health and addiction patient and provider groups, has advocated for the issuance of regulations that fully implement the 2008 parity law. “MHPAEA intended to level the playing field by equalizing coverage for mental health and addiction disorders with that provided for other chronic diseases,” says ASAM President, Dr. Stuart Gitlow. “ASAM thanks the Administration for issuing regulations that bring us significantly closer to this reality.”

The final MHPAEA regulations apply to large employer-based plans and, as per the Affordable Care Act, all federally qualified health plans offered through the new health insurance marketplaces. The final rules do not apply to Medicare, Medicaid managed care or alternative benefit Medicaid plans.

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ASAM Applauds Release of Final Parity Regulations

by Alexis Geier-Horan | Nov 08, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury for releasing final regulations that implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

ASAM, in partnership with many other mental health and addiction patient and provider groups, has advocated for the issuance of regulations that fully implement the 2008 parity law. “MHPAEA intended to level the playing field by equalizing coverage for mental health and addiction disorders with that provided for other chronic diseases,” says ASAM President, Dr. Stuart Gitlow. “ASAM thanks the Administration for issuing regulations that bring us significantly closer to this reality.”

The final MHPAEA regulations apply to large employer-based plans and, as per the Affordable Care Act, all federally qualified health plans offered through the new health insurance marketplaces. The final rules do not apply to Medicare, Medicaid managed care or alternative benefit Medicaid plans.

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ASAM Applauds Release of Final Parity Regulations

by Alexis Geier-Horan | Nov 08, 2013

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury for releasing final regulations that implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

ASAM, in partnership with many other mental health and addiction patient and provider groups, has advocated for the issuance of regulations that fully implement the 2008 parity law. “MHPAEA intended to level the playing field by equalizing coverage for mental health and addiction disorders with that provided for other chronic diseases,” says ASAM President, Dr. Stuart Gitlow. “ASAM thanks the Administration for issuing regulations that bring us significantly closer to this reality.”

The final MHPAEA regulations apply to large employer-based plans and, as per the Affordable Care Act, all federally qualified health plans offered through the new health insurance marketplaces. The final rules do not apply to Medicare, Medicaid managed care or alternative benefit Medicaid plans.