Category Archives: Stay Informed

White House Convenes Call on Mental Health Parity Implementation

Mental health parity is back in the forefront at the White House. Right in time, as the National Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to an end. Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health were … Continue reading

Consumer Advocates Submit Comments on Maryland’s State Innovation Model Proposal

Recently many behavioral health organizations, representing both providers, consumers, and family members submitted comments to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene related to their CMS sponsored State Innovation Model proposal. Two years ago Maryland received a planning grant of … Continue reading

Parity Project Director Presents Webinar

On Wednesday, May 15th, Maryland Parity Project Director, Adrienne Ellis, along with UMD Carey Law School Professor of Law, Ellen Weber presented a webinar, Health Care Reform: Critical Issues for Newly Insured Behavioral Health Consumers sponsored by NAMI-MD. Ellis and … Continue reading

Rhode Island Passes New Parity Bill

According to Journal Medical Writer, Felice Freyer of Providence Journal, Rhode Island legislature is considering new mental health legislation. Rhode Island Human Services Committee is currently working on strengthening mental health parity with Senate Bill 2801. Initially, the bill’s main … Continue reading

Behavioral Health Company Addresses High Demand of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Behavioral Healthcare interviewed CEO of company that specializes in revenue cycle management for behavioral health facilities. William McCormick touches on how the ACA and parity will affect mental health providers getting paid as well as issues that behavioral health providers … Continue reading