Category Archives: Stay Informed

Lawmakers Encouraged to Support Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Programs

CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health looks at history of inaccessible quality health care dating back to the Great Depression and how to strengthen the health care system. The passing of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity … Continue reading

Health Affairs Release Important Parity Brief

Leading peer reviewed journal, Health Affairs, explores critical health science topics and disperse information in the form of a brief. Recently, Health Affairs released a brief on mental health parity. The article highlighted the history of the Mental Health Parity … Continue reading

Filing Appeals Beneficial for Consumers

As noted in the recent NPR article, as Americans continue to sign up for plans in state exchanges, one can expect a surge of new patients to submit claims. Software engineer, Tony Simek of Californa, was diagnosed with sleep apnea … Continue reading

2014 MHAMD Public Policy Update

Guest Post by Dan Martin, MHAMD Public Policy Director The 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly drew to a close at midnight last night. The MHAMD public policy team remained active throughout the 90-day session, advocating generally to reduce … Continue reading

NDNRC Releases Fact Sheets to Assist Navigators

On January 31st, the American Association on Health and Disability announced the establishment of the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). NDNRC is a twelve month collaboration of 7 disability-focused organizations and was created  to support Navigators and other enrollment … Continue reading

Understanding Your Insurance Network

All health plans are not alike. In fact, they differ on several features such as whether one must select a primary care provider, whether referrals are necessary to see other health professionals or specialist and the number of contracted providers … Continue reading

New York Attorney General Holds Insurer Accountable For Parity Violations

New York Attorney General took a major step forward in the enforcement of the Federal Parity Law in the states, issuing a landmark decision against an insurer in NY for violations of the parity law, one of the first such … Continue reading