SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invite you to join a presentation of the final rule on mental health and substance use disorder parity for Medicaid and CHIP.
This rule implements the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) for 23 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Medicaid alternative benefit plans (ABPs), and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), ensuring that benefits for mental health and substance use disorder treatments and services are offered on equal footing with medical and surgical benefits. This presentation will include a discussion of the application of parity to Medicaid and CHIP programs, key changes from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and answers to frequently asked questions.
- David Shillcutt, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Managed Care Plans, CMCS/CMS
- John O'Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMCS/CMS
- Kristin Edwards, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of State Coverage Programs, CMCS/CMS
- Chris Carroll, Director, Health Care Financing and Systems Integration, SAMHSA
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST