Next week’s webinar will offer payors a roadmap to readiness. Register here:
Parity Legislation Compliance Webinar Series Part 1: Getting Ready for Mental Health Parity Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction [...]
Those of you with no legal background, brace yourselves for this opening line: The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – which is housed within the Department of Labor and oversees ERISA – through their Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, states that Parity will be subject to the “anti-abuse” proposed rule – 29 C.F.R. [...]
I am attending the California Association of Health Plans annual conference this week and thought I would share some of what I am observing. For starters, Howard Khan, CEO of LA Care Health Plan and Chairman of CAHP Board provided a keynote that immediately established the context where health plans are concerned. He pointed to [...]
Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee will take up the fate of at least one reform proposal. On the eve of that vote, the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released a report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) demonstrating the bill will wind up costing more than its authors are admitting. Talking heads are exploding in an uproar [...]
The Senate Finance Committee has wrapped up its debate over the most significant changes in the U.S. health-care system in decades. In the process, they have made the bill more attractive to Republicans and moderate Blue Dog Democrats by making some crucial concessions. Namely, they have agreed to eliminate the legislation’s most punitive taxes and [...]
The question of what to do with employee assistance programs or EAP when Parity legislation drastically expands behavioral health coverage is not new. We have been dealing with this question for more than a decade. The questions take on several different flavors:
Is it true that mental health and substance abuse coverage will be so [...]