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  • September 16, 2021

    ASAM Sends Feedback to CMS About Proposed 2022 Fee Schedule Changes

    On September 10th, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining suggested improvements to the proposed Physician Payment Schedule for calendar year (CY) 2022.
  • September 13, 2021

    ASAM Joins with Coalition to Support Expanded Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Enforcement

    On September 10th, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), along with dozens of partner organizations, sent a letter to Chair Patty Murray of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) urging for the inclusion of enhanced mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) parity enforcement within the Senate’s version of the budget reconciliation proposal.
  • September 13, 2021

    MISAM Supports Changes to Pharmacy Controlled Substance Rules

    On September 9th, the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine (MISAM) submitted a comment letter to the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing in support of proposed changes to the pharmacy controlled substances rules of the Drug Treatment Prescriber Program. These revisions would eliminate burdensome requirements on the licensing of controlled substances and bring the state rules into closer alignment with federal standards.

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Watch: Improving the Language and Coverage of Addiction

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National Press Training - Understanding Addiction

Thank you to the reporters and outlets who attended our 49th Annual Conference and National Press Foundation training in 2018. Our purpose was to increase journalists' knowledge of complex issues surrounding the opioid epidemic in order to improve public understanding.

If you click on any module in the link below, you will find audio, text, slides, photos and selected 5-minute videos from each session.

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Words Matter

Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction 

This handout provided by NIDA offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-frst language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. 

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