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2/17/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

February 18th, 2020

It's a busy week for MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition! Bill hearings are scheduled for many of the Coalition's Keep the Door Open 2020 priorities and the General Assembly will get it's first look at the FY 2021 Behavioral Health Administration budget. Here are some of…

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2/10/2020 MHAMD
Weekly Legislative Update

February 10th, 2020

Keep the Door Open 2020 An inability to access quality mental health and substance use disorder services in the community is forcing more individuals into costly emergency departments or discouraging them from seeking care at all. Accordingly, MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition…

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2/3/2020 MHAMD
Weekly Legislative Update

February 3rd, 2020

Keep the Door Open 2020 Given a recent national report documenting widening disparities in access to in-network behavioral health services, MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition are once again calling on Maryland legislators to take action that will guarantee consumer payment…

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1/27/2020 MHAMD
Weekly Legislative Update

January 27th, 2020

2020 MHAMD Bill List 2020 Legislative Briefing and Reception This is the week! The MHAMD 2020 Legislative Briefing and Reception is this Thursday, January 30 at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel. In addition to our keynote and panel discussion focused on addressing the behavioral health needs…

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1/20/2020 MHAMD
Weekly Legislative Update

January 21st, 2020

2020 MHAMD Bill List 1/17/2020 Behavioral Health FY21 Budget ALERT In recent years, thanks to an outpouring of support from people across the state, MHAMD and its partners on the Behavioral Health Coalition have been successful in securing long-overdue multiyear funding increases for community…

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1/13/2020 MHAMD Weekly
Legislative Update

January 13th, 2020

Happy New Year! Today the Maryland General Assembly begins the first full week of the 2020 legislative session. Elected officials will spend the next few months debating Maryland's budget and over 2,000 legislative proposals covering an array of issues. As in years past, MHAMD expects to play a…

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2019 Millman Report Press Release

December 2nd, 2019

Amidst Opioid and Suicide Crisis, Disparities in Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Increased in Maryland and Across the Country; Maryland’s Outpatient Access 4th Worst in Nation; Disparities Worse for Children   ANNAPOLIS, November 20, 2019 — In the midst of…

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News Release: MHAMD Honors Former Maryland State Senators Kasemeyer and Middleton, Delegate Sample-Hughes, Behavioral Health Administration’s Merrick at 2019 Legislative Briefing

February 1st, 2019

For Immediate Release February 1, 2019  MHAMD Honors Former Maryland State Senators Kasemeyer and Middleton, Delegate Sample-Hughes,  Behavioral Health Administration’s Merrick at 2019 Legislative Briefing Author and Mental Health Advocate Sue Klebold to Deliver Keynote; MD Lt. Governor…

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10 Things You Should Know About the Mental Health Parity Law

October 10th, 2011

1. Current regulations went into effect in January of 2010. The Wellstone and Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, but Interim Final Regulations were released in 2010. All insurance plans that are not specifically exempted from the law must now be in…

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