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Leveling the Playing Field: Understanding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

In April 2015, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was extended to Medicaid recipients.  It applies to Medicaid managed care and Medicaid extended care plans.  

In this webinar, speaker Suki Norris will define parity, review how it is being applied, and provide guidance on the steps to take to review parity in your state.  Finally, we will review how to help your clients resolve issues where parity is not being provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how an organization can benefit from parity
  • Discuss what to do if parity isn't provided
  • Summarize how to resolve issues regarding parity

Suki Norris
Senior Knowledge Engineer
The Echo Group

Suki Norris has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare including healthcare law, managed care and behavioral health. Suki has extensive experience with Medicaid waivers, meaningful use, and the Excellence in Mental Health Act. She has worked extensively in data analysis, including analysis of big data in support of clients and ongoing research. Her knowledge of behavioral health law has been sought by customers across the country as they address specific needs such as electronic health record (HIE) implementation and the challenges of HIE.

Suki received her Bachelor's Degree in economics from Mills College and her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University.