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Upcoming Town Halls

NAMI CA Townhall | Navigating Mental Health Insurance with Kantor & Kantor, LLP

This Town Hall is designed to educate patients and their families about health insurance policies and ways to get insurance benefits paid for mental health treatment. From understanding plan terms, reading Explanation of Benefits, and submitting appeals, the Town Hall aims to provide 10 ways in which patients can advocate for themselves to maximize their insurance coverage.

Attorneys Cari Schwartz and Elizabeth Green from the law firm Kantor & Kantor represent patients and their families to get health benefits paid. Elizabeth and Cari submit appeals and litigate cases across the country to recover health benefits for their client’s mental health treatment. Their cases involve a wide variety of mental illnesses such as eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, at all levels of care including inpatient, residential, and day treatment programs. Through their work, Elizabeth and Cari strive to bring awareness to the need for mental health treatment and insurance benefits to pay for it.

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Previous Town Halls

Town Hall Meeting: Supporting Youth Mental Health In the Transition Back to the Classroom August 13,2021.

 

NAMI CA Town Hall on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with Dr. Shaina Zurlin from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to discuss CalAIM, a multi-year initiative to improve the quality of life and health outcomes through implementation of a broad delivery system, program and payment reform across the Medi-Cal program.

NAMI California Town Hall with Lara Gregorio from humanest; February 18, 2021.

NAMI California Town Hall on Suicide Prevention with guest speaker Graham Wiseman of BeingwellCA; January 21, 2021.

NAMI California Town Hall Meeting on the LPS Act with NAMI California and guest speaker Randall Hagar; December 17, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall Meeting with California Association of Local Behavioral Health ​Boards & Commissions​ (CalBHB/C); October 29.

NAMI California Town Hall with the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN); September 15, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC); September 3, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC); August 20, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC); August 11, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of State Hospitals; July 14, 2020.

NAMI + DSH Town Hall PPT

NAMI CA + DSH Town Hall Q&A

NAMI California Town Hall with the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH); July 28, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS); June 4, 2020.

DHCS Town Hall Presentation

NAMI California Town Hall with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA); April 29, 2020.

CBHDA-NAMI Listening Session Power Point