Category Archives: Stay Informed

Insured Marylanders Have a Right to Appointments with Mental Health Providers Without Unreasonable Delay or Travel

Adequate Network Requirement   requires insurance companies operating in Maryland to provide an adequate network of providers, including mental health and substance use disorder providers. The law requires insurers to authorize visits to an out of network provider if an … Continue reading

Final Parity Regulations Promised but States are Tired of Waiting

Representative Patrick Kennedy, a tireless parity advocate, has been urging the Obama Administration to issue the final regulations for the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act so that it may be fully enforced. Last week, as reported in … Continue reading

Parity Round Up Around the States

As detailed in the Burlington Free Press, The American Psychiatric Association and the Vermont Psychiatric Association sent letter of complaint to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont alleging that the BCBS of VT of policy, requiring prior authorization for outpatient … Continue reading