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Distinguished Scientist Lecture February 21, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Mental Health Insurance Parity and the ACA:
The Incomplete Story

Howard H. Goldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine






Dr. Goldman received his M.D. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Social Policy Research from Brandeis University. He is a mental health services and policy researcher, and is the author of 300 publications in the professional literature. Dr. Goldman is also the editor of Psychiatric Services and served as the Senior Scientific Editor of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health for which he was awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion.  Dr. Goldman was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance in 1996 and to the Institute of Medicine in 2002 in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field.

Learning Objectives: After attending this session, learners will be able to: 

  1. Understand the implications of health insurance parity for coverage of mental disorders.
  2. Describe the role of parity in health insurance reform under the ACA.
  3. Understand the implications of parity and the ACA taken together for mental health services.

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.


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