What are Opioids?

Opioids are class of medication used to treatment many different types of pain. Understand the types of opioids and how they affect people and the risks with long-term opioid use.

How to File a Parity Appeal

Consumers have rights to equal coverage for mental health and addiction treatment services under the Federal Parity Law. By filing an appeal, patients or their loved ones can fight back against illegal denials of care.

Understanding Mental Health Parity

Those with mental health and substance use disorders need and deserve access to quality, affordable treatment. Parity makes that possible by holding insurers accountable for equal coverage of care.

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Don't Deny Me

This website educates consumers about their rights to equal insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment and connects them with essential appeals guidance and resources.

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Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes: A Technical Report

Describes the process that was used to identify key elements of legal codes relating to parity across all 50 states and summarizes the research that assessed the strength and quality of statutes using a quantitative and systematic coding methodology.

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Recommendations of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

This report outlines Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's recommendations to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

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Illinois Providers Report Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Coverage for Their Patients

An overview of the barriers Illinois providers and patients face while seeking treatment for Mental Health and Addiction coverage.

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Payment Reform and Opportunities for Behavioral Health: Alternative Payment Model Examples

This white paper outlines payment reform policy recommendations to improve quality and reduce the cost of U.S. health care.

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Filing An Appeal Based On a Parity Violation

This issue brief describes different types of potential parity violations illustrating one’s right to file an appeal based on how health plans cover behavioral health treatments.