Health Insurers Get Creative to Tackle Behavioral Health Conditions

As the opioid epidemic rages on and the behavioral health workforce shortage persists, stakeholders are getting creative when it comes to tackling addiction and other behavioral health conditions. That includes insurers, some of whom are piloting and pioneering creative approaches designed to curb those problems. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) highlighted some of those strategies […]

Feds Aren’t Proactively Checking for Parity Compliance — But Advocates Say They Should Be

Federal agencies may not be doing enough to ensure behavioral health parity within health plans, according to a recent report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). In response, advocates are calling for more extensive oversight of employer-sponsored group plans. The report found that the vast majority of federal reviews and investigations into parity […]

Contract Language Key to Successful Insurer-Behavioral Health Provider Relationships

For behavioral health providers, working with commercial payers can be easier said than done. Those relationships are often fraught with coverage disputes and low reimbursements, prompting many providers to opt to remain out of network for self-preservation. However, that often means higher costs for the patients who require their services.  For behavioral health providers willing […]