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Potential economic impact of integrated medical-behavioral healthcare: Updated projections for 201712 February 2018 - By Stephen P. Melek and Doug Norris and Jordan Paulus and Katie Matthews and Ally Weaver and Stoddard Davenport - Article

This report uses healthcare cost and utilization data to project spending estimates for people with chronic medical and comorbid behavioral conditions in 2017.

Impact of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act22 November 2017 - By Stephen P. Melek and Daniel J. Perlman and Stoddard Davenport and Katie Matthews and Michael Mager - Article

What has happened to utilization and costs for mental health and substance use disorder benefits as the mental health parity laws and associated rules were slowly rolled out?

Nonquantitative treatment limitations in the spotlight26 October 2017 - By Stephen P. Melek and Daniel J. Perlman and Stoddard Davenport and Katie Matthews - Article

Nonquantitative treatment limitations continue to be a source of difficulty for many health plans in attaining compliance with the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

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 Michael Halford 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 Michael Halford and Daniel J. Perlman 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. 


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