Action Needed – Sign Parity Petition Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida recently terminated mental health and addiction service providers and is seeking new contracts at substantially reduced rates through its affiliate New Directions Behavioral Health. This could affect patient access to care. Read further.
HHS Issues Guidance on Essential Health Benefits On Dec. 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an information bulletin outlining how it plans to implement the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance plans offer at least a minimum set of essential health benefits. Read further for details.
NAMI Comments to DHHS on IOM 10 11 Read NAMI's Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services listening Session on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations on Essential Health Benefits Under the Affordable Care Act
Accountable Care Organizations The Affordable Care Act establishes Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as a new type of provider within the Medicare program. Read comments submitted by NAMI and proposed federal ACO rules.
NAMI Comments on Preventive Services Requirements Read comments provided by NAMI on interim final rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relating to coverage of preventetive services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Healthcare.gov The Obama administration launched HealthCare.gov with new fact sheets and explanations of the Health Care Reform law.