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Public Stakeholder Listening Session: Strategies for Improving Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage

July 27, 2017

Department of Health and Human Services


Time Activity
9:30-9:35 Introduction and opening remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Kara Townsend
(Department of Health and Human Services/ASPE)
9:35 - 9:40  Introduction of Federal Panelists:
Amy Turner, Department of Labor
Carol Weiser, Department of Treasury
Jim Mayhew, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation/CMS>
9:40 – 11:20   Comments from Stakeholders:
Federal and State Government Representatives
Insurance Representatives
Mental Health Care Providers
Patients using mental health services and their advocates
11:20 - 11:25 Open comment period from audience members
11:20 - 11:25 Open comment period from audience members
11:25 - 11:30 Closing remarks by Kara Townsend (HHS/ASPE)