B08 - Leveling the Playing Field: Understanding the (Future of the) Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act - Sponsored by The Echo Group
Date & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
It’s been two years since 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 session, speaker Suki Norris will discuss the appropriateness of including substance abuse and mental health coverage in parity legislation.  In addition, she will provide guidance on reviewing parity in your state.  Finally, she will review how to help your clients resolve issues where parity is not being provided.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Challenge the current focus of parity.
  • Explain how an organization can benefit from parity
  • Discuss what to do if parity isn't provided and     Summarize how to resolve issues regarding parity
Sponsored by The EchoGroup