Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Leaders Seek Avenues to Work Collaboratively

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Leaders Seek Avenues to Work Collaboratively

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Leaders in the addiction treatment industry are making nationwide efforts to work together on solutions to ^address pain points, such as contracting with managed care, raising awareness of evidence-based treatment and maintaining ethical standards more broadly. The number of new coalitions and collaborations that have popped up just in the past year or so is a sure sign of everyone's passion to make changes in how addiction treatment is delivered and how it is reimbursed.

Certainly, the resources required to accomplish such bigpicture goals are staggering. Joining together can only bring economies of scale. Consider the newly minted collaborative organizations listed here alphabetically. All of the participants in these organization are wonderful, professional, incredibly knowledgeable people who would probably be delighted to add your voice to their advocacy efforts.

* Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition-Political and legal advocacy, generally around parity and reimbursement; emerging in California

* Addiction Treatment Marketing Organization-Ethical marketing, referrals and intakes

* Advocates For Opioid Recovery-Policy advocacy for evidence-based treatment

* American Addiction Treatment Association-Legal guidance and advocacy for treatment centers, including state regulations; membership launching later this year

* Coalition for Advocacy, Unity and Standards of Excellence-This group is in the planning stages now but aims to create standards of excellence that will lead to improved insurer reimbursement, while fighting for parity. …

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