Category Archives: Stay Informed


Health Affairs Journal Publishes Study Focusing on MH/SUD Benefit

Assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Brendan Saloner and senior scientist, Benjamin Lê Cook, recently published a study in the Health Affairs Journal detailing the positive effects the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

Maryland Submits State Innovation Model Grant Proposal

DHMH recently submitted Maryland’s State Innovation Model grant proposal to CMS. As many as 12 states will be awarded grants totaling $700 million.  CMS plans to announce the awards in Fall 2014. MHAMD comments on the draft proposal were included … Continue reading

Summary of Benefits and Coverage: Considered Marketing Materials, Not Reviewed by the MIA

In the fall of 2013, the Maryland Parity Project partnered with the University of Maryland Drug Policy Clinic to analyze the  sold through the Maryland Health Connection. Clinic students obtained all available plan documents and the plans’ , a summary … Continue reading

New York Regulators Issue Parity Guidance

On June 4, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services circulated this letter to provide guidance to insurers about the impact of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on the state marketplace plans and how to … Continue reading