From the monthly archives:

November 2012

National Council Special Analysis: Deficit Negotiations and the “Fiscal Cliff”

All the talk in Washington this month is centered around one question: will Congress be able to reach a grand deal to avert the tax [...]

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Sign-on Opportunity: Letter Opposing Proposed Restrictions on Charitable Deductions

The National Council has signed on to a letter by the nonprofit group Independent Sector which highlights the importance of preserving the charitable deduction and [...]

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HHS Releases Essential Benefits Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week released new guidance about the essential health benefits that will be available to consumers through [...]

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CMS Clarifies Application of Essential Benefits to Medicaid

Although HHS stated clearly that its proposed rule extends only to health plans sold in the individual, small group, and exchange markets, the Centers for [...]

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HHS Extends Deadline for States to Submit Health Insurance Exchange Decisions

States will now have until December 14th to submit their applications to run their state-based insurance exchanges, according to a letter issued last week by [...]

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National Council Launches Website to Help Providers Navigate 2013 CPT Code Changes

As we have written previously on MentalHealthcareReform.org, big changes are underway for  behavioral health procedure codes in 2013. These changes, which take effect January 1st, [...]

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Evaluating the Elections: What’s Next for Behavioral Health?

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s next for Congress and President Obama – and what does it all mean for behavioral health? MentalHealthcareReform.org editor [...]

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President Obama Wins Re-election; How will Behavioral Health Fare in the New Congress?

Yesterday, Americans made their voices heard at the polls, returning Barack Obama to the presidency. After a bitterly fought election stretching over nearly two years, [...]

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