The Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act") has propelled the redesign of health and behavioral health care systems at the local, state and federal levels and includes both public and private agency reform efforts. More information on health reform is found on our Behavioral Health Integration and Health Homes pages.
For information and updates on health reform implementation in Maryland, go to: http://www.healthreform.maryland.gov/
For information and updates on health care reform nationally, go to: http://www.healthcare.gov
For information and weekly updates on federal health reform implementation as well as each state's response to the Affordable Care Act, go to: http://www.kidswellcampaign.org/
For frequently asked questions and responses on health reform and Medicaid, go to: http://medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Frequently-Asked-Questions/CMCS-Ask-Questions.html
For information and updates on the impact of health reform on public and private payers and provider organizations serving children, families and adults with complex health and human service needs, go to: www.openminds.com/
See The Institute's response to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's request for information on barriers to behavioral health care for Medicaid recipients and policies and programs to improve the quality of behavioral health care for people with behavioral health needs.