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Podcast: What’s New for Insurers in Mental Health Parity Compliance – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:  The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury jointly released a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) related to recent changes made to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act effective as of February 10, 2021, and enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act at the end of 2020. Accordingly, health plans and insurers must ensure that they understand, and are prepared to provide regulators with documentation of their compliance with, parity requirements on at least a small group of specific non-quantitative treatment limits.

Special guest Henry Harbin, MD, Health Care Consultant and former CEO of Magellan Health Services, and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Kevin Malone, David Shillcutt, and Tim Murphy discuss how stakeholders can gain key insights into the federal enforcement approach on parity from the new set of FAQs, including where the government might get the most return on investment for enforcement.

The Diagnosing Health Care podcast series examines the business opportunities and solutions that exist despite the high-stakes legal, policy, and regulatory issues that the health care industry faces. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

©2021 Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 161
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Kevin Malone Health Care Attorney Epstein Becker Green
Senior Counsel

KEVIN J. MALONE is a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green and a Strategic Advisor in the firm’s affiliated consulting practice EBG Advisors. Mr. Malone provides regulatory and strategic guidance related to health care financing law and policy at both the federal and state levels, with a particular focus on Medicaid, Medicare, behavioral health, long-term care, and managed care. 

In addition to serving some of the largest companies in the health care industry, he also works with start-ups,...

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David Shillcutt Health Care Attorney Epstein Becker Green Law Firm
Associate

DAVID SHILLCUTT is an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. He has deep experience in the areas of behavioral health, government and commercial reimbursement, and managed care due to his work at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Specifically, Mr. Shillcutt:

  • Helps clients navigate the provisions of the Mental Health Parity and...
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Timothy Murphy, Health Attorney, Epstein Becker Law Firm
Associate

Timothy J. Murphy is an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green.

Mr. Murphy:

  • Advises clients on issues arising under Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement programs
  • Assists clients in developing managed care contracts, affiliation agreements, value-based payment arrangements, management services agreements, and various other health care-related agreements
  • Informs health care providers, insurers, and health-related companies of legislative and regulatory trends and...
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