Managed Behavioral Health

The state of managed behavioral health is continuing to change. For example, the number of state Medicaid programs where the primary behavioral health benefit is “carved-out” (i.e., separately managed or financed on an at-risk basis by another organization) is decreasing, and Medicaid health plans are becoming increasingly responsible for managing these benefits.

MHPA Letter to CMS on Applying the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) to Medicaid Managed Care

On April 10, 2014, MHPA sent a letter to Barbara Edwards, director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that highlighted the association's concerns about how Medicaid behavioral health and substance use disorder services and supports differ from the commercial market. Read the full letter.

MHPA submits comments to Chairman Fred Upton & Congressman Tim Murphy on modifications of Section 502 of HR 2646 (November 20, 2015)

Letter to Fred Upton
Letter to Tim Murphy