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:
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.
Under Member Services You Will Find:
Calendar of meeting dates throughout the year
Minutes from all General Membership meetings since September 2009
Alphabetical list of MADC members
- Description of MADC members
- Link to membership applications
- Benefits of membership
- MADC Supporter information
- Link to supporter application
Under Advocacy You Will Find:
MADC Advocacy descriptions
Special Announcements and information regarding
Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists Statutes
Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists Regulations
Minutes and Meeting Dates
Minutes from Public Policy Conference Calls
Positions & Statements
Links to position statements, provider responses to DHMH activities and other advocacy white papers and documentation
Useful advocacy documents
Under Workforce You Will Find:
Description of MADC Workforce Development efforts and Committees
Upcoming events information
Report of Progress
Directory of Addiction Services
Colleges and universities that offer addictions studies in Maryland
Under About Us You Will Find:
MADC Core Values and Beliefs
Board of Directors
Under Offer Input You Will Find:
Opportunities to offer your input on a variety of state requests, position statements and other important activities where provider input is needed.
Just In Great Provider Resources:
Becoming a MADC Preferred Partner.