This study examines factors that may influence access to MAT and to SUD treatment services, including negative perceptions associated with SUD treatment, cultural norms, and Medicaid and other insurance coverage. The study also examines state-specific initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic and SUDs.
To better understand behavioral health workforce factors and service delivery within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, this mixed methods study helps inform policy makers and discusses future practice recommendations.
The research team conducted the study to determine common characteristics of schools and populations utilizing behavioral health services, funding sources for behavioral health in schools, types of behavioral health services offered and common characteristics of the workforce, and barriers to service delivery.
The purpose of this qualitative study is to determine the barriers and opportunities for implementing the behavioral health workforce Minimum Data Set (MDS) nationwide.
This study sought to map the precise amount of psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs), geriatric psychiatrists (GPs), and addiction psychiatrists (APs) per county, and to test whether the proportion of these providers varied significantly between urban and rural areas.
Where is Behavioral Health Integration Occurring? Mapping National Co-location Trends Using National Provider Identifier Data
This report examines the rate of co-location between primary care physicians (PCPs) and social workers/psychologists to (1) identify the percent of PCPs co-located with social workers/psychologists in the US; (2) assess if co-location rates vary by state, region, rurality, or practice size; and (3) determine if co-location rates vary by PCP specialty.
This study sought to map the supply of prescribing psychiatric workforce, which includes psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses (psychiatric nurses), physician assistants (PAs) in psychiatry, and psychiatric pharmacists.
Characteristics of the Rural Behavioral Health Workforce: A Survey of Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursed Providers
This study seeks to understand the characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in rural areas, the services offered by rural provider organizations, and the barriers these organizations face to providing services.
Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Survey of Knowledge, Engagement, and Perception
This study seeks to understand how the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) has affected nurse practitioners and physician assistants, their perspectives on providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and their barriers to providing MAT.
Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce
This study cataloged credential requirements, scope of practice (SOP) elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.