Aetna Update: January 1, 2018 Behavioral Health Services Reclassification

Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash Here are upcoming changes in the way Aetna pays certain Behavioral Health outpatient benefits. Upon plan renewal on or after January 1, 2018, the following Behavioral Health services will be classified as behavioral health outpatient “all other” for purposes of Federal Mental Health Parity law: Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) Applied behavior analysis (ABA)... Read More

September Health Observance: National Recovery Month

Substance use negatively affects US industry through lost productivity, workplace accidents and injuries, employee absenteeism, low morale, and increased illness. US companies lose billions of dollars a year because of employees' alcohol and drug use and related problems.  You, as an employer, can make your employees aware of resources in your EAP (employee assistance program) to help them escape their... Read More

Red Ribbon Week and Bullying Prevention Month – Healthy Kids, Healthy Parents

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Red Ribbon Week and Bullying Prevention Month – Healthy Kids, Healthy Parents Today begins Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, the annual drug use prevention awareness week sponsored by the Red Ribbon Campaign.  This week historically began as a grassroots effort to honor the work of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, who was murdered in the line of... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month: Addressing Mental Health at an Early Stage

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When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we immediately try to reverse these symptoms.... Read More