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Private Insurance

HHS Issues Final Essential Health Benefits Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services this week finalized regulations on a key element of health reform, the essential health benefits package. Background. Under [...]

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

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

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HHS Publishes Final Rule on Data Collection in Essential Health Benefit Plans

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a final rule outlining data collection requirements for each of the insurance plans that may be [...]

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Youth Health Insurance Enrollment Under the ACA Exceeding Expectations

In a recent article, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on how healthcare reform and its benefits are already well underway and exceeding expectations. An estimated [...]

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Essential Health Benefits: What Does the New HHS Guidance Mean for Behavioral Health?

On December 16, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an information bulletin outlining its first proposed guidance on how states and health [...]

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Institute of Medicine Releases Essential Benefits Package Report

On Friday, October 7, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its highly anticipated report outlining the criteria and process by which the Department of Health [...]

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Institute of Medicine to Release Recommendations on Determining Essential Health Benefits

On Friday morning, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will release the results of its study on the criteria and methods that should be used in [...]

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HHS Helps Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Get Health Insurance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the [...]

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How Does Health Reform Affect Those Denied Insurance?

People with pre-existing health conditions can now get health insurance at the same price as if they were completely healthy. The health reform law directs [...]

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