Category Archives: Stay Informed


DC Metro Parity Forum: A Huge Success

Guest Post by The National Parity Implementation Coalition www.parityispersonal.org Last night 250 people attended the Parity Forum in Friendship Heights Maryland.  The forum was chaired by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and attended by former Reps. Patrick Kennedy and Jim … Continue reading

GAO Report on Employer Based Insurance Treatment Exclusions

On May 31st, The Government Accountability Office released a report that provides information on different treatment exclusions for mental health and substance use disorders in 2010-2011 or 2008 employer-sponsored plans.  After the 2011 report entitled Mental Health and Substance Use, … Continue reading

Maryland’s Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

Guest Post by Dan Martin, Public Policy Director MHAMD Maryland currently provides mental health services in the public system primarily through a fee-for-service system that is carved out from managed care and provides addiction services through a mixture of managed care … Continue reading

US DOL Presentation on Mental Health Parity Implementation

The Maryland Parity Project was proud to host three presenters from the US DOL Employee Benefit Security Administration on June 11th. The presenters gave a comprehensive overview of the current federal mental health parity regulations, using concrete examples to make … Continue reading

DC Metro Congressional Forum on Mental Health Parity

Show your support for proper implementation of the federal mental health parity law! Join Congressman Van Hollen at a Congressional Forum on Mental Health and Addiction Parity to be held at the Friendship Heights Community Center in Chevy  Chase, Maryland … Continue reading

SAMHSA Webinar Summary on Essential Health Benefits: What You Need to Know

On May 29th SAMHSA presented the second in their series of four webinars as part of the Health Reform Innovations Learning Collaborative. The second webinar was entitled What you should know about Essential Health Benefits in your State. Presenters from … Continue reading

Maryland Making Progress on Health Care Reform

A looming Supreme Court decision has not slowed down Maryland’s health care reform efforts. Since the 2012 Health Benefit Exchange legislation was passed in April, the HBE Board, the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform and the Health Care Reform … Continue reading