May 22, 2016 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The Affordable Care Act has brought benefits and transformations to the behavioral health and intellectual development/developmental disability fields. We must develop some principles to guide its implementation, however.
Comments at this week's National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference suggest that the problems that first convinced the association to strengthen its monitoring of members' practices have not vanished.
Panelists at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) annual conference emphasized that even when insurers' violations of the parity law are successfully challenged, close monitoring of insurer behavior must continue.