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VA Legislative Action Alert
AMHCA is seeking increased employment of mental health counselors by the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks members to contact their representatives to urge support of HR.3499. (Sample letter text and contact information provided.)
AMHCA Hails Release of Final Mental Health Parity Regulations
The federal government has issued a long-awaited “final rule” dictating that mental health benefits offered by health plans be covered equal to general health benefits. Read more.
A New Call To Arms: Restoring Our Returning Troops to Physical—and Mental—Wholeness
To truly support U.S. veterans, our members of Congress need to issue a new collective and dramatic “call to arms” to help reintegrate veterans with mental health conditions into their families, their communities, and the workplace.
PDF of complete issue: Dec 2013 / Jan 2014
ADVOCATE SPECIAL REPORT: Healthcare Reform and You
The fact that people with mental illnesses have substantially shorter lifespans is a major public health issue as well as a health-disparity issue. The most promising solution is to improve access to mental and physical healthcare, and to integrate behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare services. This article, the third of a three-part series, explains new care delivery and payment models under healthcare reform, in particular, Health Homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
AMHCA Hails the Release of Final Mental Health Parity Rule
The final parity rule, released Nov. 8, is a milestone because it recognizes how integral mental health is to overall health. It also goes a long way to ending discrimination and stigma toward people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
July 10-12, 2014:
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