Lawmakers Propose New Bill That Would Help Fund EHRs for Behavioral Health Providers

Lawmakers have introduced a new bill that, if passed, would extend funding for electronic health records (EHRs) and other technologies to behavioral health providers. Behavioral health providers have been slower to adopt EHRs and other technologies than physical health providers. A big reason for that is behavioral health providers were left out of the 2009 […]

What Will Define Year-End Behavioral Health Parity Efforts in Congress

Behavioral health parity continues to be a key priority in congressional legislation. And it’s possible that new legislation could pass out of Congress before the end of the year. Leading into the lame-duck session, payers and care providers have called for clarity around parity, continuing a legal and legislative quest that stretches back to the […]

House Passes Behavioral Health Parity Bill That Could Penalize Insurers

Insurers that are not compliant with behavioral health parity rules could soon face new penalties. Yesterday The U.S House of Representatives passed a new mental health act, that would impose fines on health plans that do not meet parity regulations and make it easier to sue insurers over behavioral health denial claims. The legislation passed […]