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Mental Health Parity Act of 2008

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course will examine the components of the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and the expected benefits of this act. It will also provide information about the history of mental health parity coverage, including state mental health parity plans and Medicare parity.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is Mental Health Parity
  • State Mental Health Parity Laws
  • Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
  • The Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity Plan

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss past mental health parity acts.
  • Identify the broadest state parity laws.
  • Explain requirements for substance abuse treatment parity.


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