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Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: 20180901Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice

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.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 20161201Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

Date: 20161101Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This report describes the process of redesigning the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and provides the scores for each state on the new index.

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A Preliminary Analysis of State Scopes of Practice for the Profession of Social Work

Date: 20160801Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

The purpose of the current study is to obtain, analyze and disseminate information about social work scopes of practice from all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), with an emphasis on determining the range of allowable services and professional training requirement of social workers.

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Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2014

Date: 20160301Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study is a comparative analysis of the scope of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia in 2014.

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The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015

Date: 20151001Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study examines the dental assistant workforce to better understand roles, functions, and contributions to improving population oral health.

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