NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Healthcare Reform

Implementation Timeline of ACA

Overview of Major Provisions

For further information, please also see http://healthreform.kff.org/Timeline.aspx and http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/timeline

Essential Health Benefits

NASMHPD Comments on EHB Bulletin, December, 26 2012

CFRI Essential Health Benefits Webinar Series sponsored by SAMHSA, NASMHPD, and NASADAD (You must register first via the links below to view the recordings.)

NASMHPD EHB Service Recommendations (PDF, 166 KB)

NASMHPD Comments on the CMS EHB Bulletin, December 16, 2011 (PDF, 66 KB)

NASMHPD Policy Brief: Financing and the Public Mental Health System (PDF, 198 KB)

Actuarial Value of Health Plan Benefit Designs (PDF, 122 KB)

FAQs on EHB Bulletin (PDF, 172 KB)

FAQs on HHS Essential Health Benefits Bulletin (PDF, 105 KB)

HCR Essential Health Benefits Bulletin (PDF, 212 KB)

Institute of Medicine Report on Essential Health Benefits (PDF, 167 KB)

 

Health Insurance Exchanges

CMS Awards for CO-OPS (PDF, 62 KB)

Final HHS Regulation on Rate Reviews (PDF, 120 KB)

Final Rule on Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges (PDF, 102 KB)

Health Insurance Exchanges--Proposed Rules (PDF, 114 KB)

Medicaid Expansion

The Interplay between Medicaid DSH Payment Cuts, the IMD Exclusion and the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program: Impacts on State Public Mental Health Services (PDF 366KB)

Final Rule on Medicaid Eligibility Changes (PDF, 100 KB)

The Waterfall Effect: Transformative Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on States, Full Report (PDF 5.1MB -please be patient as this is a very large file), Press Release (PDF 100KB), Talking Points (PDF 72KB), Fact Sheet (PDF 62KB), and Questions and Answers (PDF 98KB).

Eligibility, Enrollment and Outreach

Enrollment and Eligibility Webinar Series sponsored by SAMHSA, NASMHPD, and NASADAD (You must register first to view the recording.)

Quality Measurement and H.I.T.

Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities, Full Report (PDF, 1.5 MB),Overview (PDF, 256 KB)

Fact Sheet on SAMHSA Quality Improvement Initiative (PDF, 590 KB)

NASMHPD Policy Brief: Health Information Technologies (HIT) and the Public Mental Health System (PDF, 279 KB)

Fact Sheet on Designing and Implementing Evidence Based Practices (PDF, 172 KB)

Fact Sheet on Empowering Consumers (PDF, 311 KB)

Fact Sheet on Measuring Improved Behavioral Health Performace (PDF, 266 KB)

Payment and Delivery Reforms

Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities, Full Report (PDF, 1.5 MB),Overview (PDF, 256 KB)

Cornerstones for Behavioral Healthcare Today and Tomorrow (PDF, 6.43 MB)

NASMHPD Policy Brief: Financing and the Public Mental Health System (PDF, 198 KB)

Fact Sheet on ACOs (PDF, 119 KB)

Fact Sheet on Health Homes (PDF, 129 KB)

NASMHPD Comments on ACO Rule (PDF, 178 KB)

A Brief Guide to ACOs (PDF, 128 KB)

Accountable Care Organization Rule (PDF, 207 KB)

First 27 Medicare ACOs Selected (PDF, 39 KB)

HCBS Proposed Rule (PDF, 57 KB)

Q&A on ACOs (PDF, 112 KB)

Q&A on Health Homes (PDF, 128 KB)

Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration – IMD Issues (PDF, 103 KB)

Workforce Development

NASMHPD Policy Brief: Workforce and the Public Mental Health System (PDF, 180 KB)

Fact Sheet on Promoting Peer Support Services (PDF, 280 KB)

Mental Health Parity

NASMHPD Press Release Praises the Release of Final Parity Rule - November 8, 2013 (PDF, 66KB)

Final Rule for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

Senate Help Committee Holds Major Hearing on Mental Health Issues: Parity Issues, Integration, Importance of Peer Specialists Spotlighted during the Session on January 23, 2013.

Fact Sheet on Implementing Mental Health Parity (PDF, 215 KB)

NASMHPD letter supporting H.R. 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 – May 1, 2007 (PDF, 28 KB)

Details for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (PDF from CMS.gov, 56 KB)

Federal Mental Health Parity Legislation: Impact on State Laws

Interim Final Rules Under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

State Laws Mandating or Regulating Mental Health Benefits

Additional Resources

NASMHPD Resource Management Guide: Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Coverage for Uninsured People with Behavioral Health Conditions (2013)

SAMHSA Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services (2013) (PDF 2.13MB)

Health Insurance Reform for Consumers