Category Archives: Stay Informed

MHAMD Submitted Comments on Draft Regulations of Parity Application to Medicaid

On June 9, 2015, MHAMD submitted comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the recently published, proposed regulations applying the federal parity law to Medicaid behavioral health benefits. MHAMD comments thanked CMS for providing parity protections to … Continue reading

Maryland Medicaid Renewals

The 22nd of April, Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a briefing on pending Medicaid renewals and ways Medicaid beneficiaries can reapply. Medicaid recipients must renew their eligibility once every 12 months. The Department warns providers of the overwhelming number … Continue reading

Commonwealth Fund Report on ACA Plan Network Inadequacy

Earlier this month, Commonwealth Fund released a report entitled, “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Regulation of Marketplace Plan Provider Networks.” The report outlines concerns regarding regulatory oversight of participating insurance plans networks and inaccurate provider directories. For years, insurance … Continue reading