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Parity

Equality of access and payment terms for treatment of mental health and addiction disorders, per the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

August 21, 2018
Presenters weigh in on the importance of controlling your organizational narrative in times of crisis, how to avoid payer audits, technology considerations and sober home standards.
Ron Manderscheid
July 09, 2018
October will mark the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The road to its implementation has been rocky, but ultimately worthwhile.
May 25, 2018
John Oliver can be very funny. However, his recent riff on the treatment industry is an inaccurate representation that probably did more harm than good.
May 21, 2018
Despite recent recommendations and despite new reports of parity violations, the Department of Labor still can’t do much to enforce parity laws. One expert believes the courts are the strongest…
November 30, 2017
Study finds physical healthcare providers being paid 20% more than mental health/addiction treatment providers on similar claims, raising questions over parity compliance.
November 17, 2017
The Parity@10 Campaign aims to shift the burden onto insurers to demonstrate their plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act before they can be sold to consumers.
November 02, 2017
The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.
October 26, 2017
In addition to declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a policy to expedite the waiver process for states requesting an IMD exclusion…
April 19, 2017
Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.
March 28, 2017
It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions…
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