Public Policy Center

Telehealth Only Health Plans – MH SUD Community Opposition (HR 824)

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined national MH and SUD organizations opposing HR 824. The legislation would allow establishment of Stand-Alone Telehealth Health Plans, not subject to health insurance regulation, including the MHPAEA parity obligations. Such proposed plans could prohibit in-person services. On June 6, the House Education and Workforce Committee “pulled” the legislation […]

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Mental Health and Addiction Insurance “Parity” Expansion to Medicare and Medicaid

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined the Kennedy Forum led, Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) letter to Senators Bennet (CO) and Wyden (OR) endorsing the Better Mental Health Care for Americans legislation to expand the MHPAEA insurance parity requirements to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D medications, and Medicaid. The May 23 MHLG letter is […]

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Power Wheel-Chairs Seat Elevation Systems – Medicare Will Now Pay

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation are members of the ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition. Available here are the May 16 ITEM Coalition press release on the CMS announced decision memo, available here: PDF. NCA – Seat Elevation Systems as an Accessory to Power Wheelchairs (Group 3) (CAG-00461N) – Decision Memo ( […]

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