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The final rules for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 200817 March 2014 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article

Final rules clarify how to comply with provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

Bending the Medicaid healthcare cost curve through financially sustainable medical-behavioral integration24 July 2012 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article
State Medicaid programs can save money providing more behavioral healthcare services.Measuring the cost of undiagnosed depression01 July 2012 - By and Stephen P. Melek - Article
A look at excess healthcare and absence-from-work costs related to undiagnosed depression.Depression treatment: The impact of treatment persistence on total healthcare costs30 June 2012 - By Daniel J. Perlman and and Stephen P. Melek - Article
Does continuous depression treatment lead to lower overall healthcare costs?Emerging spotlight on financial sustainability01 February 2012 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article

Milliman consultants helped several clients prepare applications for the Health Care Innovation Challenge, a program sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Use of risk adjustment to measure effectiveness of managed behavioral healthcare01 May 2011 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article
Behavioral health and the MLR test01 April 2011 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article

Employers have a new reason to try and use quality improvement initiatives to improve behavioral health outcomes. 

Proving financial value of behavioral healthcare programs01 March 2011 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article
Behavioral health readmissions: Where are we today?01 February 2011 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article

The subject of readmissions related to medical conditions is often discussed, but how big an issue are readmissions for behavioral conditions?

Non-quantative treatment limitation rules: Tricky but important01 January 2011 - By Stephen P. Melek - Article

The Interim Final Rule of the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act is ambiguous on the topic of non-quantative treatment limitations, leaving plans wondering what they need to do comply.


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