Parity Act Slow to Catch On

In January 2011, the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that nearly 90 percent of Americans have never heard about mental health parity or of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. In a survey conducted for the APA in December 2010 by Harris Interactive, 89% of those surveyed said they had not heard about […]

Managed Care Organizations Oppose Parity

An organization called the Coalition for Parity, Inc. comprised of managed behavioral health organizations (MBHOs) has filed suit to halt the implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Dominici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. This group has as some of its members Value Options, Magellan Health Services Inc., and Beacon Health Strategies Inc. As reported […]

Mental Health Parity….finally

Based on discussion on the SOS User Forum and comments on our first blog entry, the passage of parity of mental health services with those in the general health arena is a pressing issue for our users. In fact, this is a landmark event in the entire behavioral health community. There is considerable discussion in the newsletter world and […]