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Parity

Howard Goldman on Health Affairs Blog: A Misleading Suggestion Of Increased Utilization From Mental Health Parity

On April 10, Dr. Howard Goldman, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, wrote a column for Health Affairs Blog describing recent [...]

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The Atlantic Covers Implementation Issues in Mental Health and Addiction Parity

In an article published this week on TheAtlantic.com, Judith Graham writes about the significant hurdles that are preventing the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction [...]

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Report: 62 Million Americans Will Have Access to Expanded Behavioral Health Benefits under ACA and Parity

A report issued this week by the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 62 million Americans will gain expanded coverage of mental health [...]

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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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Coverage of Mental Health and Substance Use Services under the ACA

In 2008, Congress passed the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act, prohibiting certain insurance plans from imposing limitations on mental health and substance [...]

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New Resources Available on Medicaid Expansion in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

As states consider whether to carry out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, new resources are available for advocates seeking to learn about the expansion’s [...]

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Labor Department Releases FAQs on Mental Health Parity Compliance

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has posted a set of frequently asked questions and answers on implementation of the Mental Health [...]

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FAQs Issued on Parity and Healthcare Reform

The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at the Department of Health and Human Services has issued answers to Frequently Asked Questions about [...]

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Including Behavioral Health in Essential Health Benefits

The National Council has joined the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Mental Health America, and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors [...]

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