USP Substance Use Disorder Treatment Agents

October 31, 2013
Letter to the USP CEO asking to subdivide the categories of substance use disorder treatment drugs that are listed in the Medicare Model Guidelines (v6.0).
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State of Ohio vs Astasia Clemons

August 20, 2013
Support of Appellant Astasia Clemons in Case No. 12 CA 009, State of Ohio v. Astasia Clemons: charged with corrupting another with drugs due to prescribed Percocet and marijuana use during pregnancy.

NJ Division of Youth & Family Svcs. vs. Y.N.

August 2, 2013
Y.N. (Yvonne) appeals order that determined she abused or neglected her infant son, P.A.C. (Paul). Paul suffered withdrawal symptoms after birth, caused by Y.N.'s use of methadone during the last month of her pregnancy as part of a methadone treatment regimen.

Enhanced Access to Medicaid Services Act of 2013

May 1, 2013
Support to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicaid primary care payment rate to additional physician providers of primary care services (OB/GYNs, neurologists, and psychiatrists) to the list of specialties eligible to receive the Medicaid Bump for 2013-14.

Coalition on Mental Health and Violence Issues

March 4, 2013
Coalition to communicate mental health guidelines to the Hill, the Administration and the general public.

Mental Health after the Newtown Tragedy

January 15, 2013
A Coalition Letter to the president requesting additional action on gun screening and reporting of violence.
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ACA standards related to Essential Health Benefits

December 26, 2012
A letter to CMS regarding new mental health and SUD standards in the ACA. Specifically CMS and the topics of Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation.

Prescription Overdoses

October 2, 2012
Letter to the government on preventing and reducing prescription overdoses.
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Transition of MU to EHR

May 19, 2012
Comments on the proposed rule outlining State 2 of Meaningful Use (MU) for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (HER) Incentive.
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Treatment of Addiction in Russia

May 9, 2012
Letter to the government of the Russian Federation promoting evidence-based treatment for addiction disorders.
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US vs. Douglas Brief of Amici Curiae

May 3, 2012
Letter of support for medication- assisted treatment for inmates with co-occurring disorders.
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Buprenorphine Treatment

January 1, 2012
Letter to state governors and medical directors supporting buprenorphine treatment.
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