The Maryland Addictions Directors Council
The Maryland Addictions Directors Council (MADC) is an association of professionals who are specialists within the behavioral health profession who provide prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, support and wellness services for people with substance use, co-occurring and process addiction disorders. 
Provider Parity Resource Guide

The Provider Parity Resource Guide offers providers essential guidance on the application of the parity law.  The ultimate goal is to help identify whether insurance companies are violating the parity law by limiting the scope or duration of treatment for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) coverage, or by requiring patients to pay more for their MH/SUD care.

Prepared by The University of Maryland School of Law Drug Policy and Public Helth Strategic Clinic and through the generous support of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.

To share a parity concern, please contact:
Ellen Weber at EWeber@law.umaryland.edu

Provider Parity Resource Guide

New Parity Resource
This quick reference tool from the Drug Policy Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law offers helpful tips for identifying violations of the mental health/substance use disorder parity law. It includes a list of "red flags" to look for as you review recent claim denials and explanations of benefits. The Drug Policy Clinic is also happy to assist you in evaluating and pursuing suspected violations.

Parity Outreach Document


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 2014 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference
Seizing the Opportunity: High Impact Approaches & Outcomes 
November 3-4
Westin Hotel Annapolis, MD
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Next General Membership Meeting will be held 
by Conference Call on October 20. Learn More.  

2015 Advocacy Retreat 
October 7, 2014. Learn More.