UnitedHealthcare To Pay $15.6M In Parity Settlement, As DOL Picks Up MHPAEA Enforcement

United Behavioral Health and United Healthcare Insurance have agreed to pay a total of $15.6 million and take corrective actions to resolve violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the news Thursday following investigations and litigation by the DOL and the New […]

New Rules Open Up Value-Based Care, Partnership Opportunities for Behavioral Providers

Two new final rules from the federal government could help behavioral health organizations pursue value-based care agreements and partner with hospitals and health systems down the line. The rules in question modernize the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as Stark Law. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of […]

From Medicaid Changes to Parity Enforcement: What a Biden Administration Means for Behavioral Health

It seems America has spoken: Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.  While it’s still too early to know exactly what Biden’s policy platform will look like, experts anticipate the new administration will usher in a number of positive changes for the behavioral health industry. “Biden and his history indicate that […]