Get Ready Now for Influx of Patients under Affordable Care Act, Expert Urges

“Substance abuse treatment providers must take steps now to get ready for the influx of new patients they will begin to see in January 2014 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to an expert speaking at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders. Most behavioral health providers have not yet adequately begun to prepare for the “huge tsunami” of new patients, says Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors.”

Source: – October 9, 2012