These statutes include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA
), the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 (Newborns' Act), the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA); the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA); the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA); the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH); and the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA).The EBSA's focus with regard to health plans is primarily to ensure that funded plans are financially sound and that plans are administered prudently and in the participants' sole interest.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPA
) of 2008 is another federal law of great interest to LAPs, so I'll conclude my initial column in the JEA by providing a brief summary:
The MHPAEA builds upon the MHPA
by requiring group health plans and insurers to provide equal financial requirements and limitation for both mental health care benefits and benefits provide for physical health care services.
Interim regulations governing the implementation of the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA
), and a request for public comment, were published in the December 22, 1997, of the Federal Register.
The irregularities of PHPA-I was reported at Nu 1,006.913mn, followed by PHPA-II at Nu 657.019mn and MHPA
at Nu 107.995mn.
required all large firms covering MH to provide the same annual and lifetime spending limits as for medical benefits.
The most frequent mutation among our patients, IVS9+5G>A (28.7%), was first identified in a mild HPA Turkish patient combined with the mutation p.A300S (a mutation causing mHPA
In 1996, as a result of these developments, and after several failed attempts at federal parity legislation, President Bill Clinton signed the Mental Health Parity Act ("MHPA
") into law.
illness through the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA
) and the Paul
The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA
) provided that large-group health plans cannot impose annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health benefits that are less favorable than any such limits imposed on medical/ surgical benefits.
The questionnaire measured physical activity throughout the day (24 h per day, 7 days a week) and it was divided into the following subcategories of physical activity: occupational (or other daytime) physical activity (OPA), commuting (or transition) physical activity (CPA), leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), miscellaneous home physical activity (MHPA
), structured physical exercise activity (SPEA = NW or RT activities), and sleep.
On 14 January, the US Army announced a sole-source award to GD4S for muos High Powered Amplifier (MHPA
) kits for the AN/PRC-155.