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.
NAMI Comments to DHHS on IOM 10 11 10/27/2011 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
NAMI Comments on Preventive Services Requirements 9/17/2010 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
SAMHSA Provides a New Online Resource for Ideas and Discussion about Health System Reform The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has created a new place on its website www.samhsa.gov/healthreform for posting and exchanging ideas about the issues and opportunities surrounding the future shape of America’s health system – especially on how reform may affect mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment services.