Category Archives: Stay Informed

MHAMD is Asking for Your Help in Making Parity a Reality for All Marylanders

Do you have a story to tell about insurance barriers or difficulties you encountered when trying to access or provide mental health or substance use disorder treatment? Come share your experience of dealing with private health insurance and help us … Continue reading

Hurdles Leave Many Marylanders without Access to Needed Psychiatric Services

New report finds that inaccurate listings and long wait times prevent many Marylanders from getting psychiatric care BALTIMORE – Marylanders seeking psychiatric services can face significant hurdles, delaying or preventing them from getting the care they need, a new report … Continue reading

Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians On Strike

After being fined $4 million by the state of California for violating the California Mental Health Parity Act, Kaiser Permanente is still dealing with repercussions of inadequate mental health providers to meet the needs of its members.  Sam P.K. Collins … Continue reading

Continuity of Health Care Notice

On November 20th, 2014, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) sent out the amended bulletin 14-22 that contains two continuity of care notices for Maryland’s insured consumers. The two notices explain the new rights insured Marylanders have, allowing some consumers  the … Continue reading

New NDNRC Mental Illness Fact Sheet for Navigators

The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaboration (NDNRC) has released another fact sheet for Navigators to use to focusing on consumers with a mental illness. The fact sheet, What to Know When Assisting Consumer with Mental Illness, was developed by the … Continue reading