Urgent action is needed. 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.
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Join Us this Month for Webinars on Five Key Issues for Advocates
Mental Health America will hold a series of webinars this month on these five key advocacy issues and toolkits we have produced, which are linked above.
Mental Health America has created toolkits on five key issues to help advocates navigate emerging trends and the impact of federal legislation on the states.
The five toolkits—linked here—cover Health Reform; State Budget Advocacy; Access to Medications; Criminal Justice; and Parity. They offer handy and essential information for advocates, including white papers, fact sheets, sample legislation, talking points, and additional resources.
Dr. David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America, appeared on Disabilities At Work Radio to discuss the FundaMENTAL Health Project which highlights the relationship between mental illness and other co-morbid conditions, and their financial impact to employers. The program can be heard here.
We have posted on our website a policy webinar, “Parity and Health Reform: Important Changes for Behavioral Health.” You can listen to the webinar by going to: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/action/policy-issues-a-z/healthcare-reform.