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NABH Champions PAC:
The Key to Our Advocacy Success

NABH Champions PAC: The Key to Our Advocacy Success

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare’s (NABH) mission is removing barriers to care and expanding access. The NABH Political Advocacy Program is committed to protecting this critical mission. Here’s how:

Lobbying

NABH lobbyists establish relationships with Members of Congress and educate them about the impact their decisions have on the behavioral healthcare industry. This helps build bridges of understanding between our providers and lawmakers.

Our team advocates for the interests of NABH’s members and has a proven advocacy track record on legislative and regulatory issues. Our recent highlights include:

Legislative and Regulatory Highlights

  • SAMHSA granted take-home medications for methadone for one year post public health emergency
  • Advocated for removal of geographic origination requirements for telehealth services
  • Advocated for contingency management funding in federal programs; OIG issued opinion that better aligns with evidence-base
  • Successfully advocated for CMS to set an annual 5% cap on changes to Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility payment
  • Pushed for federal regulatory actions to base utilization management of mental health and substance use disorder treatment on generally accepted standards of care in federally regulated health plans and saw this policy incorporated in numerous components in President Biden’s FY 2023 budget
  • Persuaded other advocacy groups also to increase advocacy for improvements to parity implementation in Medicaid and Medicare

Grasstops Advocacy

Member participation is key to ensuring elected officials know we are invested in our industry’s future.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT MEETING WITH YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

Congress wants to hear from you.

  • Attend NABH Hill Day. Meet with Congress in their Washington, D.C. offices to advocate for behavioral healthcare priorities.
  • Host a Congressional Visit at your facility. Show Congress the critical role that you play in their district.

NABH Champions PAC

The only association PAC dedicated to representing the needs of behavioral healthcare providers.

Every dollar contributed to the PAC goes directly toward electing and reelecting champions for behavioral healthcare on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. We support candidates who are supportive of ensuring greater access to care; that sit on key committees of jurisdiction; or that have a significant NABH presence in their district.

Be an advocate!

Your contributions to the NABH Champions PAC enhance our lobbying and grasstops efforts. By strengthening these assets, we can promote the interests of behavioral healthcare providers and secure patient access to care across the entire behavioral healthcare continuum.

Questions? Please see our FAQ here or contact Julia Richardson at julia@nabh.org.