federal policy & funding breakdown
How is the us health & human services agency organized?
-US Health & Human Services website: HHS Organizational Chart.
What Is the Legislative History on US Mental Health Policy?
-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website: Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight. https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs- and-Initiatives/Other-Insurance-Protections/mhpaea_factsheet.html
-National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website: What We Do. https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/nih-almanac/national-institute-mental-health-nimh.
-National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website: Who We Are. http://www.nami.org/About-NAMI.
-Professor Marylou Sudders, as part of online archived course HarvardX: PH210x United States Health Policy, offered as part of EdX.org. Session 6.2, Topic 2: History of Mental Health Policy & Services. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/92b69f62ecae43de999149e2f70bfbfb/9b5bf0a344694460ae160df1e56d1fde/
how does the federal government finance mental health services?
-Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists website). "Medicaid's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)".
-Medicaid & CHIP Payment & Access Commission (MACPAC) website/pdf: Chapter 4, Behavioral Health in the Medicaid Program-People, Use and Expenditures.
-Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website/pdf: FY 2016 Operating Plan. samhsa- operating-plan.pdf
-Professor Marylou Sudders, as part of online archived course HarvardX: PH210x United States Health Policy, offered as part of EdX.org. Session 6.2, Topic 3: Financing Structures. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/92b69f62ecae43de999149e2f70bfbfb/c9d377a385fa44fb9c31929070e1e548/
-US Health & Human Services Agency (HHS) website: FY 2016 Budget in Brief.
-US Health & Human Services Grants.gov Blog: “What is a Block Grant?”.
how does the affordable care act affect current policy?
-PubMed Central Archives: US Nat’l Library of Medicine at National Institutes of Health. “Behavioral Healthy Parity & the Affordable Care Act”. Authors: Richard G. Frank, Ph.D., Professor, Kirsten Beronio, J.D., Division Director, and Sherry A. Glied, Ph.D., Dean
-Professor Marylou Sudders, as part of online archived course HarvardX: PH210x United States Health Policy, offered as part of EdX.org. Session 6.2, Topic 5: Current Policy & Future Directions. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/92b69f62ecae43de999149e2f70bfbfb/2c97a4fc56274abb9e70d53b63e1a58c/
insurance: Private markets
& mental health coverage in public plans
What is the legislative history on private health insurance?
-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight: The Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act. https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Other-Insurance-Protections/mhpaea_factsheet.html
-Professor Katherine Swartz. Section 4.2 Topic 1: Origin of Employer-Sponsored Insurance. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/1ae1a0e09ae44cda8b1d6f01abb1b184/50b15470c0764381b18eaa439b566882/
-Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. “Self-Insured Group Health Plans”. http://www.siia.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=4546 (on ERISA act)
What are the types of private insurance markets & how competitive are they?
-Government Accountability Office (GAO) website/pdf: Government Accountability Office Report on Private Health Insurance Markets.
-Kaiser Initiative on Health Reform and Private Health Insurance, Focus on Health Reform: How Competitive are State Insurance Markets?
-Professor Katherine Swartz. Section 4.2, Topic 2: Types of Insurance Markets. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/1ae1a0e09ae44cda8b1d6f01abb1b184/af3f75d3501f4efe8a890374ea67bf91/
-Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. “Self-Insured Group Health Plans”. http://www.siia.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=4546 (on ERISA
How is behavioral health covered in public insurance & ACA marketplace?
--Healthcare.gov website. Health Benefits & Coverage: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coverage. https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage/mental-health-substance-abuse-coverage/
-Medicare website: Medicare Mental Health Benefits:
pharmaceutical industry & meds
Pharma Economics & Policy 101:
-Dr. Jerry Avorn, as part of online archived course, HarvardX: PH210x United States Health Policy, offered as part of EdX.org. Section 7.1, Topics 3 & 5: Overview of the Drug Industry and Pharmaeconomics respectively. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/PH210x/1T2014/courseware/8663e2d83a5445e89c174be528a0cee1/30b929e99c334750a0c2894a97c7b4a9/
-FiercePharma website. "Pfizer, Forest and Lilly Domiate Top 10 Ranking of Psych Meds."
-PMLive website. "Top 25 Pharma Companies by Global Sales." http://www.pmlive.com/top_pharma_list/global_revenues
-PMLive website. "Top 15 Pharma Companies in the US."
Major Psych Meds:
-National Institute of Mental Health website. Mental Health Medications.
-PsychCentral. "Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2013."