Medical and Insurance Options
Discussion: Answer both of the following (at least 250 words):
1. What do you think is the appropriate role for primary care physicians in the identification and treatment of substance use disorders? Discuss what you think are the areas in which they can be most helpful, and the limitations they have in terms of diagnosing or treating substance use disorders.
2. What does “parity” mean under the Affordable Care Act, with respect to coverage of mental health services and substance use disorders? Outline the changes in coverage the ACA provides for these conditions, and what this means for people who need treatment for substance use disorders. At least two of your response posts must be at least 100 words each.