To effectively represent providers at the national level, Behavioral Health Association of Providers has replaced American Addiction Treatment Association. SAMHSA defined Behavioral Health as referring to mental/emotional well-being and/or actions that affect wellness. Behavioral health problems include substance use disorders; alcohol and drug addiction; and serious psychological distress, suicide, and mental disorders.

Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP) is a national trade membership association that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities.

Membership provides confidence that providers are informed about compliance with changing legal regulations and industry best practices, while reinforcing provider reputation within a network of ethical business practitioners.

Educational and certification opportunities build skills with higher-level learning designed for providers interested in ethical business practices and regulatory compliance, and informing prospective consumers of the dedication the provider exhibits toward honest business practices.

Advocacy efforts encourage industry involvement and self-regulation by informing providers of legislative activity that will promote state and federal rules and regulations that benefit providers and those suffering from behavioral health illnesses.


In the past several years, the addiction treatment industry has undergone a transformation, with confusing and rapidly shifting compliance requirements. The next decade promises more of the same: unprecedented changes in treatment models, licensing requirements, reimbursement strategies; as well as emerging standards on documentation, patient safety, quality of care, and evidence based treatment. Efforts to combat fraud and prevent abuse will add new challenges. Monitoring and staying ahead of these changes will be paramount to the industry’s survival and future prosperity. The Behavioral Health Association of Providers prepares members to face the challenges ahead.

BHAP's cornerstone is timely education about the challenges facing addiction treatment facilities, programs and professionals and practical solutions. In cooperation with legal experts, we meticulously track, organize, and interpret current compliance and regulation issues at both state and national levels, translating them into practical action steps. BHAP members will have access to the most reliable, comprehensive tools needed to improve practices, manage risks and develop an effective roadmap for compliance.

Let BHAP clear your path to compliance and keep you safe!

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