Category Archives: Stay Informed

Plaintiffs Use Washington State Mental Health Parity Law to Require Coverage for Autism Treatment

Group Health Cooperative in Washington State recently settled a class action lawsuit by agreeing to cover behavioral health treatment for autism. The State’s Medicaid plan is also close to an agreement to cover early intervention behavioral treatment for autism. Washington … Continue reading

Massachusetts New Law Requires Demonstration of Compliance with Mental Health Parity

A new Massachusetts law signed by Governor Deval Patrick on August 6, 2012 requires insurance carriers to submit an annual report to the Attorney General demonstrating their compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The law requires … Continue reading

Maryland Behavioral Health Integration Update

Guest Post by Dan Martin, Director of Public Policy Phase 2 of Maryland’s behavioral integration (BHI) process is nearing completion. As discussed in a prior blog entry, the resulting report will recommend a new financing model to support integrated care … Continue reading

DOL Releases New Parity Self-Compliance Tool

The US Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration recently updated its Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act