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It’s been over 10 years since the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) yet compliance still remains an issue. While there has been substantive regulations and guidance issued, states and the federal government are still trying to grapple with enforcing the law. Additionally, health plans are trying to better understand how to best comply with the new obligations that parity has introduced. During this webinar, you will learn about the recent launch of URAC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Program. We will also provide an overview of the current state of play as it relates to MHPAEA enforcement and how to best navigate the regulatory maze.

During this webinar, URAC will address:

  • Federal parity requirements
  • Current action at the state and federal levels to ensure compliance with MHPAEA
  • Why URAC developed the Parity Program
  • What requirements are included in the Parity Program
  • Who is eligible to apply
  • How to get started

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Kevin J. Malone, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green

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. He joined Epstein Becker Green in 2016 after six years in health care financing policy roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most recently with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Mr. Malone received his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School and B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is admitted to practice law in Washington D.C., Massachusetts, and New York.

Brittany McCullough, Health Policy Specialist, URAC

Brittany McCullough, URAC’s health policy specialist, focuses on tracking and analyzing legislation and regulations of importance to URAC stakeholders. She also helps manage URAC’s public policy external engagement. Most of her policy and research work has been related to the ACA, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Part D, telehealth and mental health parity. Ms. McCullough has a Master of Health Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.S. in Neuroscience from Temple University.