Mental Health and Autism Insurance Project Announces New Name and Provides a Handy Tip for those Fighting Insurance Denials


NEWLOGO Mental Health and Autism Insurance Project

NATSAP member The Mental Health & Autism Insurance Project (MHAIP) is please to announce its new name (formerly the Autism Health Insurance Project). MHAIP provides verification of benefits, pre-authorizations, URs and billing for treatment programs. For families MHAIP handle handle denials and appeals, single case agreements and support and referral to litigation.  


A Handy Tip: No 24-hour nursing? No JACHO Accreditation? No problem. At least according to this language in the Affordable Care Act. Try using it to fight denials.  


“Non-Discrimination” language from the ACA. “A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall not discriminate with respect to participation under the plan or coverage against any health care provider who is acting within the scope of that provider’s license or certification under applicable State law.” (source)

NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference Call for Papers! Last Chance!

The NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference CALL FOR PAPERS will CLOSE on February 26th! The NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference will take place from April 12th – April 13th, 2016 at the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah. Please save the date!  The objective of the NATSAP Southwest Regional conference is to bring up-to-date and practical information to a diverse audience that is dedicated to serving the growing needs and numbers of mental health and allied professionals who work with children, adolescents and their families in residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs, and allied fields. If you would like to be a speaker at this conference, please be sure to read the Call for Papers application in full, as it will outline in detail what information is required to become a presenter at the conference.   The Call For Papers will close on February 26, 2016 so please be sure to submit your applications soon. Please CLICK HERE to download the application. We look forward to receiving your applications and having you join us at this conference!