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Frequently Asked Questions on the Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act From the Legal Action Center

November 2013.

http://lac.org/doc_library/lac/publications/November_2013_Parity_FAQs_copy.pdf

 

SAMHSA Health Homes Reference Page

http://beta.samhsa.gov/health-reform/health-care-integration/health-homes

 

Research Brief From Department of Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act Will Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans Research Brief

Released February 2013
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (67KB, 4pp)

 

Federal Health Care Reform Website

Serves as a clearinghouse for information on health care reform including: key features of the law, timeline for changes, resources, glossary of terms, regulation and guidance.
www.healthcare.gov

 

SAMHSA Health Care Reform Page
Incudes information and resources on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act,health home information and opportunities and webinars of interest.

http://www.samhsa.gov/healthReform/

 

Legal Action Center National Health Care Reform Page

http://www.lac.org/index.php/lac/national_healthcare_reform

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American College of Mental Health Administration Healthcare Reform Index
National ativities and information related to health care reform.

http://www.acmha.org/current_events_national_activities.shtml

 

Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use
Portal website providing information for healthcare providers and consumers.

http://www.healthit.gov/

 

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Resources

Frequently Asked Questions on the Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act - The Legal Action Center

November 2013.

PDFThe PDF document is available for download < click here... > (1.09KB, 6pp)

 

Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

August 2013.

PDFThe PDF document is available for download < click here... > (2.14MB, 197pp)

 

Innovations in Addictions Treatment - Addiction Treatment Providers Working with Integrated Primary Care Services
May 2013.

PDF The PDF document is available for download:< click here... > (1.85MB, 19pp)

 

Implementing Healthcare Reform: First Steps to Transforming Your Organization A Practical Guide for Leaders
Released August 2011.
This guide prepared by the State Associations of Addiction Services is a set of recommendations for first steps organizations can take when undergoing organization transformation to meet the demands of healthcare reform.

PDF The PDF document is available for download:< click here... > (1.04MB, 42pp)

 

SAMHSA Recovery Month Webinar - Health Reform: What It Means for People With Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Released July 2011.

Explains the changes that will take effect as a result of health reform and how they may affect treatment and recovery for people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Suggests ways for consumers to stay informed. Explains the changes that will take effect as a result of health reform and how they may affect treatment and recovery for people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Suggests ways for consumers to stay informed.

The webinar is available for download:< click here... >

 

Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health Part 1 - A Sea of Change

Released January 2011 by the Northwest Frontier ATTC Addiction Messenger.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (184KB, 4pp)

 

Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health Part 2 - New Designs for Service Delivery

Released February 2011 by the Northwest Frontier ATTC Addiction Messenger.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (184KB, 4pp)


Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health Part 3 - Organizational Partnering to Improve Care

Released February 2011 by the Northwest Frontier ATTC Addiction Messenger.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (204KB, 7pp)

 

Parity Toolkit for Addiction & Mental Health Consumers, Providers & Advocates

Released September 1010.
The Parity Implementation Coalition, which is made up of Mental Health America and other organizations that worked to win passage of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, has created a toolkit to aid individuals seeking recovery, their families, providers and advocates understand their new rights and benefits under the law. The toolkit is designed to be a resource on how to better communicate with plans, how to prepare and document information should disputes arise with a health plan over coverage or reimbursement, and how to better understand basic appeals rights and procedures.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (386KB, 60pp)

 

All links accessed March 4, 2014

 

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