Mental Health

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Training Needs of Professionals Who Serve People With I/DD and Mental Health Needs and Their Families

This report explores the need for resources and funding to train professionals on how to better support people who have I/DD and a mental health need. Over the past year, The Arc has conducted focus groups on this subject with 66 stakeholders in Maryland, Indiana, and Florida. The findings from these discussions are highlighted in this report.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71871

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How to Talk about Mental Health: Addressing Misunderstandings about Mental Health in the Media

This tip sheet helps people understand how to talk about mental health in a more sensitive and accurate way. This resource presents common myths and misunderstandings found in the media and provides correct information along with suggestions about how to reframe the conversation. The sheet also offers additional resources and tips to learn more about being a good mental health ally.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71847

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Out-of-Network, Out-of-Pocket, Out-of-Options: The Unfulfilled Promise of Parity

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) published a report that examines the way health plans are handling parity for mental health treatment. NAMI conducted an online survey in 2015 with the main question being, "What do insurance beneficiaries experience when they seek mental health care?" Additionally, the report offers several recommendations regarding network adequacy, plan transparency, and covering out-of-network costs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68912

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Out-of-Network, Out-of-Pocket, Out-of-Options: The Unfulfilled Promise of Parity

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) published a report that examines the way health plans are handling parity for mental health treatment. NAMI conducted an online survey in 2015 with the main question being, "What do insurance beneficiaries experience when they seek mental health care?" Additionally, the report offers several recommendations regarding network adequacy, plan transparency, and covering out-of-network costs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68911

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Final Regulation on Mental Health Parity in Medicaid: NAMD Summary

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule in April 2016, that implements mental health parity in Medicaid, a requirement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) published a comprehensive summary of the final rule.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67794

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The United States of Aging Survey 2015

The National Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the National Council on Aging (NCOA), and UnitedHealthcare released a survey that collected data through telephone interviews from 1,650 older adults and influencers on aging.The survey posed opinion based questions about the process of aging. The results reflect that 86 percent of respondents felt prepared for aging; however, 40 percent were most concerned about maintaining physical health and over 30 percent worried about mental health and memory.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66760

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