From the monthly archives:

July 2010

66 Cosponsors of the Health Information Technology for Behavioral Health Services Act of 2010 (H.R. 5040)

National Council’s Chuck Ingoglia, along with 500 National Council members, help round up sponsors The National Council is pleased to announce that since Hill Day [...]

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New Report Shows Medicaid Expansion will Result in Higher Coverage Levels, More Federal Funding for States

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has released the results of a state-by-state study of the impact of healthcare reform’s Medicaid expansion on [...]

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National Council Webinar Covers Enhancing Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Capacity

With the onset of parity and healthcare reform implementation, community behavioral health organizations will have to meet significant increase in demand and work within new [...]

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Obama Administration Issues Regulations on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Under Healthcare Reform

The Obama Administration has released an Interim Final Rule providing guidance on how insurance plans may obtain “grandfathered” status under healthcare reform. The Patient Protection [...]

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Medicare Beneficiaries Who Reach Donut Hole Will Receive $250 Rebate Check

CMS recently issued a brochure to Medicare beneficiaries outlining the details of a provision of healthcare reform designed to provide relief to seniors in the [...]

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National Council Webinar Examines Primary and Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatrics

Primary and behavioral health integration for children and adolescents brings unique opportunities and challenges. Hear from Dr. Marian Earls from the APP’s Task Force on [...]

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Obama Administration Issues Requirements for Preventive Care Coverage, Including Behavioral Health Screening

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidelines for insurance plans on required preventive coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care [...]

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AZ: State Restores Funding for Medicaid, Reauthorizes CHIP

On May 6, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law legislation restoring funds that had been cut from the state’s Medicaid program. The new law [...]

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VA: State Announces Initiative to Prepare for Health Reform Implementation

The Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has announced the establishment of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative. The Initiative will be tasked with planning [...]

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Families USA/Small Business Majority Report Details Impact of New Tax Credits for Employers

Healthcare reform includes new tax credits for small businesses to help them purchase health insurance for their employees. This new issue brief from Families USA [...]

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