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ABHW: "Surprise and disappointment" at parity regs

March 24, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor
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Managed behavioral health organizations (MBHOs), which provide benefits to nearly 150 million Americans, decry mental health and addiction treatment parity regulations.

Old game, new rules

March 1, 2010  |  Patrick Gauthier, Charles G. Ray, and Kathryn Alexandrei
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As a fundamental health insurance reform, The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 has far-reaching effects and

The true price of parity

February 18, 2010  |  Lindsay Barba, Associate Editor
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William Moyers, survivor and advocate, weighs in on the real-life costs and benefits of equal access to treatment

Measuring Hypotheticals: "Agent Starling, do you think you can dissect me with this blunt little tool?"

February 2, 2010  |  Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.
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Everyone agrees that outcome measures in behavioral healthcare are desirable, long overdue, and ultimately the only way to produce the evidence that validates Evidence Based Practices.

Not whether, but when

February 1, 2010  |  Dennis G. Grantham, Senior Editor
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Healthcare reform is coming

Beware parity's "fine print"

January 14, 2010  |  Stephen A. Odom, MS, MFT, Southern California Recovery Consulting
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While advocates are relieved that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is in place, history shows that insurance companies and businesses have reacted to parity efforts over the past 30 years.

Hyde: "We've got to think differently about funding"

January 5, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor
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Pamela Hyde was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009 as Administrator of the Substance Abuse and

Parity rules: Worth the wait?

January 1, 2010  |  Brian Albright
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Delayed release of parity implementation rules keeps everyone guessing

Case Management: Time for step four!

November 1, 2009  |  Lori Ashcraft, PhD and William A. Anthony, PhD
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We're worried about case management. Over the years, stacks and stacks of regulations and rules have been developed and applied to case management

Preparing to treat addictions and co-occurring psychiatric disorders

November 1, 2009  |  Patrice M. Muchowski, SCD, Paul R. Lemieux, PhD, and Susan B. Hillis, LICSW
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What administrative and operational issues are involved in setting up addiction treatment programs for those with co-occurring mental health disorders?

Pretext for Uncompensated Care?

April 11, 2009  |  Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.
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Our organization just dodged the bullet and survived another audit. It looks like we will have a small payback and it seems our major mistake was relying on a consultant, rather that wading through some of the detailed rules ourselves and assuring that the...

Relying on the experts

October 1, 2008  |  Joseph Viger, Karen Milford, and Julie Plourde
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Most behavioral healthcare organizations have spent considerable time and money implementing specialized financial software and developing internal

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