The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 - How It Benefits Integrated Behavioral Health


The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 reauthorizes major funding sources for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services and includes three bills that help facilitate the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 also has provisions for:

  • Training, access, and education for naloxone, an opioid overdose reversing medication
  • Establishing safe harbor to study contingency management, an effective behavioral health intervention for treating SUD
  • Promoting mental health and substance use care for pregnant and postpartum individuals
  • Enforcing compliance with mental health parity, which ensures that insurance coverage for substance use and mental health disorders is not more restrictive than insurance coverage for other medical conditions.

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