Affordable Care Act & Mental Health – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
December 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 12
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
  2. Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
  3. Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
  4. Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
  5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
  6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
  7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
  8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
  9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
  10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce

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1.  Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
The Affordable Care Act provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use
disorder coverage in a generation
MENTAL HEALTH GOV

2.  Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States and is increasingly
playing a larger role in the reimbursement of substance use disorder services.
MEDICAID GOV

3.  Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
This booklet provides information about mental health benefits in Original Medicare, Part A (Hospital
Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).
MEDICARE GOV

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4.  Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
Learn how the MHPAEA expands the availability of behavioral health care to all Americans.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
Changes are occurring across the healthcare landscape, with a significant focus on integration of
behavioral and physical health.
ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
The law passed in 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires coverage of services
for mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders to be comparable to physical health
coverage.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
It is important that counselors have a basic understanding of the law, how it works, and how it affects
their profession.
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
The ACA will bring significant changes in coverage for publicly-funded substance use disorder treatment
services.
NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)

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9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
The healthcare workforce is largely unprepared, in numbers and expertise, to confront the specific
mental health needs of our aging population.
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING

10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce
The health care workforce is facing increased stress and instability, and a major redesign of the
workforce is needed to extend care to millions of Americans.
HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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