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Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (BHDAP)

The Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (BHDAP) focuses on policies and programs that support the independence, productivity, health and well-being, and long-term care needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with mental and substance use disorders.

Note: BHDAP was previously known as the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP). Only our office name has changed, not our mission, portfolio, or policy focus.

The Division of Behavioral Health Policy is responsible for the analysis, coordination, research and evaluation of policies related to mental and substance use disorders, also referred to as behavioral health. The division is the focal point for policy development and analysis related to the financing, access/delivery, organization, and quality of services for people with mental and substance use disorders, including those supported or financed by Medicaid, Medicare, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Division of Long-Term Services and Supports is responsible for the analysis, coordination, and research and evaluation of policies related to institutional and community-based long-term care and supportive services, including formal and informal caregiving. The Division is the focal point for policy development and analysis related to the financing, delivery, organization, and quality of long-term care services and supports, including those supported or financed by private insurers, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

The Division of Disability and Aging Policy is responsible for policy and data development, coordination, research and evaluation of policies and programs focused on the functioning and well-being of persons with disabilities and older adults. The Division is the focal point for crosscutting disability and aging collaboration within the Department and across other federal agencies. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, are notable areas of engagement and expertise.

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CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION

November 30, 2019
CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION Nilufer Isvan, Rachael Gerber, David Hughes, Kristin Battis, and Evan Anderson Human Services Research Institute John O'Brien

STATE LICENSURE FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING: IMPLICATIONS FOR BILLING ELIGIBILITY

November 30, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for SUD treatment providers across the nation.
ASPE Issue Brief

CREDENTIALING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELORS: THE NEED FOR UNIFORM STANDARDS ISSUE BRIEF

November 30, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers across the nation.
Environmental Scan

State Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health Conditions: Regulation and Policy Environmental Scan

November 26, 2019
The objective of this environmental scan is to summarize the peer-reviewed and grey literature on oversight of residential care for mental health and substance use care in the United States, excluding inpatient hospital care.

National Plan Action Side-by-Side

November 20, 2019
This file shows the progression of work done on each Action included in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. Due to formatting changes and changing Actions titles, descriptions that have been updated, and new Actions that have been added, information below has been grouped by Action Description within the Plan's Implementation Milestones chart.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2019 Update

October 17, 2019
This is the PDF version of the 2019 Update of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. There have been updates yearly since this report was originally published in 2012.
Environmental Scan

Needs Assessment Methodologies in Determining Treatment Capacity for Substance Use Disorders: Environmental Scan Final Report

September 15, 2019
This project evaluated needs assessment methodologies for substance use disorder treatment capacity, highlighting best practices and identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement.

Needs Assessment Methodologies in Determining Treatment Capacity for Substance Use Disorders: Final Report

September 15, 2019
This project evaluated needs assessment methodologies for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity, highlighting best practices and identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement.
Report to Congress

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program: Report to Congress, 2018

September 9, 2019
This 2018 report highlights participating states’ CCBHC activities that have been associated with improving access to a comprehensive range of treatment and recovery support services. The range of services includes delivery of mental health, addiction, and either screening for general medical conditions or onsite access to primary care during the first year of the demonstration.

Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose and Associated Health Outcomes: Final Summary Report

September 3, 2019
Non-fatal opioid overdose (NFOO) is a significant cause of opioid-related morbidity in the United States. As the number of NFOOs continues to grow, it is important to understand the short- and long-term consequences of NFOO.