Category Archives: Stay Informed

Insurers Waiting for Final Parity Rule

The Connecticut Mirror reports that the American Insurance Plans disagrees with mental health advocates about what the intent of the Federal Parity law is. Advocates believe to honor the full intent of the law, the soon to be released Final … Continue reading

Obama Administration Commits to Issuing Final Parity Rule Soon

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama has unveiled a list of 23 actions his administration will take to thwart these events in the future. Including in the list are activities to increase individuals access to mental health … Continue reading

Parity Stays in the News

Connecticut Report Illustrates Flaws in Mental Health System  The report calls for full implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. It also details access issues with the public mental health system. An Op-Ed in the … Continue reading

Maryland Parity Project Assists in Winning Appeal

In September we worked with a family who had been denied reimbursement for residential treatment provided to their son. The insurance policy holder was a federal employee, and while the employee’s plan included a benefit for residential treatment it required … Continue reading

Recent Tragedies Illustrate the Need for Increased Access to Mental Health Treatment

Ben Robinson writes in the Detroit News of the need to increase capacity, access, and funding for mental health services. He also points out that Michigan is one of 7 states to not have a state mental health parity law. … Continue reading

Parity Remains in the News

Washington Post-Eating Disorders Often Leave Patients Facing Difficult Insurance Hurdles Kulkarni discusses the difficulties some families still face in getting their insurance company to pay for eating disorder treatment. Even with the federal parity law, barriers remain as it does … Continue reading