From the monthly archives:

January 2013

Payers Not Accepting 2013 CPT Codes? That’s a HIPAA violation.

Are the payers you work with creating new definitions for the 2013 CPT codes? Or not accepting claims submissions with 2013 CPT codes? Both are [...]

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Congress Considering Steps to Improve Mental Healthcare Access; We Need Your Voice!

Each year, only 38.5% of people with a mental health condition are able to get treatment, according to testimony by Administrator Pamela Hyde of the [...]

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Senator Begich and 8 Cosponsors Introduce Mental Health First Aid Act

A bill introduced with bipartisan support in the Senate would provide funding to train Americans in Mental Health First Aid. The Mental Health First Aid [...]

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National Council Staff, Members Testify at Congressional Hearings on Mental Health

This week, several congressional committees held hearings on the U.S. mental healthcare system. The National Council congratulates our staff and members who testified at these [...]

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CMS Releases Letter on Application of Parity to Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a State Medicaid Directors Letter (SMDL) clarifying how the requirements of the 2008 parity law apply to [...]

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Tools to Share our White House Petition: Sample Email and Social Media Posts

Thank you to those of you who have already signed our petition asking President Obama to invest in mental health and addiction treatment services! (If [...]

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New Year, New Opportunity to Make a Difference: Sign Our Petition for Behavioral Health

In the wake of last month’s tragic shooting in Newtown, the National Council joined hundreds of our colleagues in the behavioral health field in signing [...]

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