APA Holds Webinar on Health Insurance Exchanges
Fri February 15,
(Arlington, VA) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states’ health care exchanges to be completed by October 2013 and serving consumers by January 2014. This webinar will serve as a primer to better understanding state health insurance exchanges, covering the formation of health insurance exchanges, key actors and stakeholders, coverage issues, essential health benefits, and the interactions among federal and state mental health parity laws and qualified health plans to be sold on states’ health insurance exchanges.
The “APA Primer on Health Insurance Exchanges” will be the first of several APA Division of Advocacy webinars to address health reform’s implications for psychiatrists and mental health patients. Details will be forthcoming about a separate webinar in mid-March which will address the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and how the federal mental health parity law applies to various types of Medicaid health plans.