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Notebook with BBHHF on it. West Virginia Comprehensive CBHC Directory 2019

Training and Continuing Education  Request

Regulations for Office Based Medication Assisted Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Block Grant application Updated

Mental Health America State Ranking
Suicide Prevention/Recovery Resources 
Mental Health Parity Information
The Health Insurance Appeals Guide
Know Your Rights:  ​Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits

FAQs: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Final Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Rule for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Under the March 2016 final rule, CMS applied certain mental health and substance use disorder parity provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) to the coverage provided to enrollees of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Medicaid alternative benefit plans (ABPs), and CHIP to ensure that financial requirements and treatment limitations on mental health and substance use disorder benefits generally are no more restrictive than the requirements and limitations that apply to medical and surgical benefits in these programs. CMS has received a number of questions regarding this final rule, and the purpose of this FAQ document is to capture the most common questions and concerns that have been identified by states and stakeholders.

The FAQs are available on at

Source: SOTA Update

Office of Programs & Partnership

Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Division of Adult Behavioral Health
Division of Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Division of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Office of Consumer Affairs & Community Outreach

SYNAR Reports FFY 2018

Additional SYNAR Resources located here
 FFY 2018 ASR
 FFY 2018 ASR tables 

Additional Resources:

  FY 2012 - 2013 Block Grant
  Acronyms Index
  Privacy Practices
  Uniform Forensic Court Orders 


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