Upcoming Complimentary Webinar Discusses Mental Health Parity

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Webinar to focus on status of mental health parity laws and how best to achieve equity in care

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“Recent legislative initiatives have taken an important step forward to ensure that mental health is given the same considerations as other diseases, but the fact remains that we are a far cry from reaching true parity.”

RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce a webinar specifically centered on the status of mental health parity laws and consider how best to achieve true equity in care for those individuals suffering from mental health or substance use disorders. This webinar will take place on April 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

“Until recently, mental health has been largely overlooked in the national debate over healthcare practices,” notes Tim Clement, Policy Director of ParityTrack and featured speaker on the webinar. “Recent legislative initiatives have taken an important step forward to ensure that mental health is given the same considerations as other diseases, but the fact remains that we are a far cry from reaching true parity.”

With the adoption of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act of 2008 (MHPEA), much attention has been focused on the integration of mental health and substance use disorders into mainstream medicine. This session will focus on legislation passed since 2008 designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws, common violations and tracking efforts, and look to the future. The presenters will also touch base on the importance of Americans understanding their rights under parity laws and how to take action if their behavior health treatment is being unfairly restricted.

This webinar on Mental Health Parity is part of an ongoing series provided by RegQuest. To find out more about these webinars, visit http://www.regquest.com or click here to register. A Q&A session will follow each presentation, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear from national experts on the topics impacting medical management.

About RegQuest (http://www.RegQuest.com)
RegQuest, Your Regulatory Compliance Resource, details many of the regulatory, business and legal forces directly impacting health plans, care management organizations, employers and other stakeholders. Currently, the must-have online guide includes 50 state surveys and details how federal regulatory requirements impact the medical management system, including utilization management (UM) and external review (ER) processes. Coming soon, additional subscription modules will be available for purchase detailing grievance procedure (GP), mental health parity (MHP) regulations, and much more. RegQuest offers insightful and detailed reports on a variety of topics providing its subscribers with actionable information. For subscription information or to schedule a demo, contact us at info(at)regquest(dot)com or (443) 808-0818.

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