FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2012 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 Medicaid and Medicare introduce greater flexibility for beneficiaries to receive care at home or in settings of their choice
New opportunities in Medicaid and Medicare that will allow people to more easily receive care and services in their communities rather than being [...]
Hypertension, mental health disorders and diabetes are the most commonly found medical conditions among adults that could lead to a health insurer denying coverage, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report about pre-existing conditions (PDF).
Agreement designed to enhance patient experience and slow cost increases April 26, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa (April 26, 2012) – Today, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Iowa Health System that creates Iowa’s first commercial health plan Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The new ACO focuses on coordinating [...]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today released Mental Health, United States, 2010, the latest in a series of publications issued biannually by SAMHSA since 1980. Modeled after CDC’s annual report, Health, US, this new report includes mental health statistics at the national and State levels from 35 different data sources. [...]
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Make up only 2.2% of Employer Health Spending
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) is unlikely to have a large effect on the growth rate of employer healthcare expenditures, according to two new studies conducted by researchers from [...]