thus was born as a patchwork of programs with neither a coherent sense of mission nor a well-defined constituency.
An estimated 7 million to 10 million people in the United States have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems, according to the SAMHSA
regulations protect the confidentiality of records that contain the identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of patients when the records are maintained in connection with the performance of any program that receives federal assistance, including Medicare or Medicaid payments, for substance abuse education, prevention, training, treatment, rehabilitation or research.
APRNs may obtain a waiver from SAMHSA
that will allow them to prescribe buprenorphine to a limited number of patents by completing 24 hours of continuing education approved by SAMHSA
and then submitting the appropriate request for waiver.
officials say lawful holders of the patients' information can share the patient's information with a wide range of entities involved in paying insurance claims, including billers, medical necessity reviewers, fraud fighters, customer service representatives and insurance underwriters, and those entities' subcontractors.
Largely following the changes that SAMHSA
introduced in the 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule), the Final Rule may have fallen short of many providers' desire for less complexity in the rules and a more practical balance between patient privacy and facilitating the provision of care.
A written announcement by SAMHSA
(the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) states that the goal of the changes was "to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders."
Administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA
), today's announcement enables nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training to prescribe the opioid use disorder treatment, buprenorphine.
Federal regulations require opioid treatment programs to achieve provisional accreditation before they can be certified by SAMHSA
or licensed by the states.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Heroin consumption in the United States has risen to dangerous levels over the past decade, a recent report by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA
In its recently released "National Behavioral Health Barometer," SAMHSA
found several positive trends among the key measures for youth, but there are still significant opportunities for improving measures for all populations, especially in utilization of treatment.