Good News for Mental Illness in Health Law

Americans with mental illness had good reason to celebrate when the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The law promises to give them something they have never had before: near-universal health insurance, not just for their medical problems but for psychiatric
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Good News for Mental Illness in Health Law

Americans with mental illness had good reason to celebrate when the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The law promises to give them something they have never had before: near-universal health insurance, not just for their medical problems but for psychiatric
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DOL Issues Guidance on Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Posted on May 12, 2012 by Ilyse Schuman, J.D., Littler The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MH
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Mental Health Spending by Private Insurance: Implications for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Objective: The study developed information on behavioral health spending and utilization that can be used to anticipate, evaluate, and interpret changes in health care spending following implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). Read More..
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Agencies Issue New Guidance on Mental Health Parity Requirements

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Marcia Wagner, J.D., The Wagner Law Group In November 2011, the IRS, DOL and HHS issued Part VII of their Frequently Asked Questions About Affordable Care Act Implementation (“FAQs”). In particular, the FAQs provide guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Add
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DOL Clarifies Mental Health Parity’s Effect on Pre-Authorization

The effect of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on prior authorization practices and other “nonquantitative treatment limitations” was clarified Nov. 17 in guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Read More..
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DOL Issues FAQs on Health Care Reform and the Mental Health Parity Requirements

On November 17, 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on health care reform and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The FAQs provide guidance on the health plan benefits summary requirement under health care re
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FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VII

Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (M
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