Category Archives: Stay Informed

New York Attorney General Schneiderman Enforces Parity Once Again

Rick Karlin of Capitol Confidential reports New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman once again enforces parity compliance for consumers of New York. Shortly after reaching a settlement with Value Options, the AG’s office reached their fifth settlement for this year. After careful … Continue reading

What is Medicaid?

Historically, Medicaid was created to provide the low-income population with insurance. A couple years ago, Medicaid was only for adults who met the financial requirements of state and were parents to Medicaid-eligible children. With the start of the Patient Protection … Continue reading

Launching of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research

Behavioral Healthcare Editor in Chief, Julie Miller, details the revealing of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research at a DC event. Patrick Kennedy and David Satcher explained that the Center will be located in the Satcher Health … Continue reading

NY Attorney General’s Office Reaches Settlement with Beacon Health Options

Last week, the New York Attorney General’s office announced a settlement with the managed care company, Value Options. It manages the behavioral health benefits for almost 3 million New Yorkers in fully insured or state and government plans.  The settlement required Value … Continue reading

Parity Project Director Discusses Parity on WYPR

Parity Advocate, Adrienne Ellis of the Maryland Parity Project, shared some of her parity knowledge and experiences on the Maryland Morning Show with Sheilah Kast of WYPR. Ellis discussed the importance of the Mental Health Parity Addiction and Equity Act … Continue reading

Maryland Parity Project and Other Parity Advocates Push for Passage of Parity Enforcement Legislation

The battle to obtain behavioral health services has long since been raging in the United States. Historically, the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction has barred many from accessing treatment and has been reinforced by insurance carriers offering less coverage … Continue reading