Category Archives: Stay Informed

Maryland Behavioral Health Community Submits Comments on the Essential Health Benefits Guidance

The National Council For Community Behavioral Health Care developed a factsheet on what it means for behavioral health that states will be making decisions about the Essential Health Benefits Plan. It is imperative that we stay engaged in the process and … Continue reading

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Brings Mental Health Parity Into the Classroom

Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who was instrumental in the passage of the Wellstone and Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is continuing the fight to eliminate the stigma surrounding behavioral health. Upon leaving Congress, he began One Mind for … Continue reading

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is Moving into the Next Phase

SB 238/HB443- The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2012 will be debated in the Senate Finance Committee on February 22nd. The bill stems from the 27 recommendations submitted by the HBE Board in December and with passage will allow … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Labor Attempts to Simplify Complaint Process

In November, the U. S. Department of Labor launched a new online form for all health insurance questions and complaints. The form isn’t specific to Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act complaints or questions, but can be used for parity … Continue reading