Mental Health Reform Act 2013
4.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Mental Health Reform Act 2013 to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Mental Health Reform Act 2013

Learn parity Law & mental health act
4.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2013
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course will discuss this law and how it applies to the consumer and healthcare providers alike.
View Curriculum
  • None.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), was signed into law by President George W. Bush in October 2008. Learn how this law applies to your benefits and the equality of the mental health/substance abuse to the medical side. This is history in the making of 20 years! Under this law, insurance companies can no longer arbitrarily limit the number of days in a hospital or out-patient, or assign higher co-payments or deductibles for those consumers in need of mental health and substance abuse services.

Passage of this law is leading the health care system in the USA to start treating the whole person, mind, body and soul! This course is 1hour and 15 minutes long, and is structured in video content. We encourage any health benefit consumer to listen to this video to learn this law.

Take this ultimate Mental Health Act 2013: Parity Law course right now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any consumer or provider who has a health benefit plan in America.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
A brief overview of the law and its key elements.
3 Lectures 07:30
This video will give a glimpse of what the course is about.  We have attached a Glossary of Terms List.  Please review this list, under supplemental materials, so that you become acquainted with these terms which we will use throughout the course.  The course delves into the history of the law, what the financial requirements are, the role of governmental agencies, the types of classifications that are associated with this law, what to to look for in your health care plan and finally the role of managed care companies.  This is a great course to learn about how Mental Health Reform Act (Parity Law) affects your health plan coverage.
Preview 01:42

This chapter reviews the main topics of the course.
Preview 05:17

Table of Contents
Preview 00:31
Learn about the reasons behind the law, and the actual applicability to your healthcare plan.
11 Lectures 57:26
Who wrote the law and why it was written.
Preview 01:23

Finally, Parity has become a law!
Preview 00:27

This chapter delves into how much it costs America in terms of healthcare for mental health and substance abuse.  It also discusses how both employees and employers suffer without equal coverage in health insurance against the medical portion.
Preview 03:43

This chapter discusses why the government decided to bring in the Parity Law. It also discusses why we see a rise in insurance costs due to this new law.
Chapter 3-Why Parity?

This chapter talks about who gets covered under the Parity Law and how benefits are determined.
Chapter 4-What Does Parity Mean?

The main governmental agencies involved in Parity Law are: HHH. Labor and IRS.  This chapter reviews their roles in this law.
Chapter 5-Government Agencies

This Law is very extensive and causes confusion between members and providers, agencies and federal vs state groups.  There is still lots to do and lots to solve.
A side note: We have come a long way!

Whoe gets the money? how does it affect the provider, consumer and finally the Insurance agency.
A side note: Money! Money! and more Money!

This chapter dicusses how mental health and substance abuse issues be covered.
Chapter 6-Financial Requirements

This chapter discusse Treatment Limitations and coverage.  This would be a good time to review the Glossary of terms.  I have attached it again in this chapter.
Chapter 7-Treatment Limitations

Since this is a new law, many issues are still unresloved and if you have questions, please contact appropriate organizations to clarify your situation.
A side note: Walking on a tightrope!
In-depth review of classifications and health plan information.
2 Lectures 18:27
This chapter talks about the 6 classifications of the law.  No one can add or subtract these classifications.
Chapter 8-6 Classifications of Health Plan

This chapter discusses the process of coverage and, in the event of a denial, you know what steps you need to take to appeal the claim.
Chapter 9-Health Plan Information
What do Manage Care Companies offer you with this Law and statistics on this Law.
2 Lectures 05:40
Somes issues brought up in this chapter are if all should be equal across the country, then why does one managed care company need no authorization for a test, while anther one does?  Lots of issues yet to be resolved.  It would be good to become a voice in parity coalition to help make the law as equal as possible across the nation.
Chapter 10-Managed Care Companies

How many Americans are familiar with the Parity Law and how many understand the treatment they get?
A side note: Statistics
Conclusion and Review and additional helpful documentation.
1 Lecture 00:37
There is lots to know and learn about in this new Law.  Primarily, we have given you quite a bit of information on what it is, why it was instituted and how it is interpreted against the medical side of your coverage.  Parity Law is still evolving and we are all hopeful that it serves the consumer to their benefit.  Should you have any more questiond, regarding your own coverage, it would be a good idea to contact your managed care company to discuss your particular situation.  Good luck and we are hoping this was informative and helpful.  We have added some additional documents here that can be useful and used as additional resources for contacting specific state commisioners when your claims are denied or for further questioning about your claims and healthcare coverage.  Thank you for listening to this course!
Roma and Julia.
Conclusion and a review of course material on this law.
About the Instructor
Julia Kohutiak, RN, LNC
4.0 Average rating
1 Review
7 Students
3 Courses
Regulatory compliance consultant & a professional at Udemy!

I have over 40 years in the healthcare industry as a corporate leader and below is a link where you can learn a little more about the things that I can do:

My areas of expertise