2022 California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) Conference

The NYSPA Report: The Final Parity Rule – What NYS Should Do About It

On November 21, 2013, five years after the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), the federal Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Resources issued the final rule governing its implementation. Due to the...

The NYSPA Report: A Salute to Behavioral Health News

The New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA), the state affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association, applauds and congratulates the Board of Mental Health News Education, Inc. for its decision to broaden their publication’s mission to address issues related to alcohol and substance...

The NYSPA Report – Medicaid, Behavioral Healthcare, and the 2011 NYS Budget: Taking Stock

There can be no question that 2011 has been a tough budget year all around, including in New York State. The end of the legislative session provides an opportune time to take stock and see where we are. When our new governor, Andrew Cuomo, took office in January, New York State was facing a $10.5...

Comparative Effectiveness Research: An Introduction

On February 17, 2009, within a month of his inauguration, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the $787 billion economic package meant to stabilize and stimulate the nation’s economy. Contained within the Act was $1.1 billion dollars...